SCP in XFTree?

edscott wilson garcia edscott at
Mon Sep 2 15:00:28 CEST 2002

On Mon, 2002-09-02 at 04:01, wolfgang wrote:
> the possibility to "browse" remote computers via ssh/scp exists as an addon to 
> KDE, using the fish:// protocol (no kidding), see
> works fine for me in konqueror.
> also, the program lftp let's you open fish://user@host URLs and use the usual 
> ftp-like commands with them - so it might be possible to add that feature to 
> xftree?

The way xftree has been handling the issue so far is by opening a remote
instance of xftree on the the computer you wish to browse (with ssh,
telnet, rsh, rexec, etc), then you just drag and drop between a local
xftree and a remote xftree. You can choose between "rsync --rsh=ssh" and
"scp" , the default being the latter. Unfortunately this won't work if
the remote is a windows box, but that's where xfsamba comes in. You can
browse with xfsamba on the remote and drag-n-drop to and from a local
xftree instance.

Nonetheless the fish protocol sounds interesting and should be looked
into. Previous alternate suggestions include vfs. 


> regards,
> wolfgang
> In an older episode (Monday 02 September 2002 10:25), Alexandre Aractingi 
> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I discovered a great soft for Windows lately, and I was wondering if
> > someone thought about implementing a thing like that in XFTree:
> > It is called WinSCP2, and enables browsing the filesystem of a remote
> > machine that runs an SSH server. For viewing and browsing, it sends 'ls'
> > and 'cd' commands over an SSH connection, and for downloading /
> > uploading files, it sends SCP commands over the same SSH channel.
> > The great thing is it really has the look and fell of a regular windows
> > browser, so I thought it may be a nice add-on to XFTree (just like
> > XFSamba, which is really great!).
> > I send you all my best regards, and congrats for XFCE!
> > Alex
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