Remote Operation

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Wed Aug 29 22:01:59 UTC 2007

On Wed, 29 Aug 2007 16:54:54 -0400
Pete Holsberg <pjh42 at> wrote:

> linux [pjh] /home/pjh> pscp
> The program 'pscp' is currently not installed.  You can install it by 
> typing:
> sudo apt-get install putty-tools
> Make sure you have the 'universe' component enabled
> -bash: pscp: command not found
> linux [pjh] /home/pjh> sudo apt-get installed putty-tools
> Password:
> E: Invalid operation installed
> linux [pjh] /home/pjh>
> I'd really like a GUI approach. :-)

That would be

" sudo apt-get install putty-tools "


sudo apt-get installed putty-tools

Also, you really don't need putty on the linux box - installing ssh is
enough, and,  in my not-so-humble opinion, the linux version of putty is
ugly and clunky. ;-)

For a gui from linux, you can use "Connect to server" from nautilus - this
can use sftp , which is included with ssh . Konqueror does something
similar for KDE, using the fish:// protocol, which from memory is some
kind of perl script that acts as a helper to ssh. Thus you can drag and
drop to/from a connected server through either method. 

There is also  "sshfs" , but from your comments I deduce that you would
not want to go there. ( I use it here with the rox filer and some tiny
scripts of my own - it is rather nice, but probably not for your
purposes . )

I have never used putty on a windows machine, so I don't know if it is
"client only" or includes a server for ssh - others on the list can no
doubt enlighten us. :)


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