WinSCP for Ubuntu?

Hal Burgiss hal at
Tue Aug 23 22:16:42 UTC 2011

On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 6:01 AM, Steve Flynn <anothermindbomb at>wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 10:46 AM, Donkey Hottie <donkey at>wrote:
>> I found PuTTY, which was great. I can use my Putty keys to open a
>> connection in Linux too now.
>> But how about WinSCP? I need SFTP client which can use PuTTY key files
>> for authentication. I tried FileZilla, but apparently it can't do it. It
>> just asks for a password, not possibility for SSH private key.
>> Is there such SFTP app for me?
> Tried the obvious one - sftp? Do you actually need a graphical client?
And what's the deal with PuTTY private keys? Does putty do something
non-standard? You can always just generate new keys and copy those to
wherever you want. There is no restriction on the number of keys.

man ssh-keygen
man ssh-copy-id

  $ ssh-keygen && ssh-copy-id $host

All done in 30 seconds or so.

That way you should be able to use any Linux based client you want and you
are not stuck with one, non-standard one (or maybe PuTTY works as a std
client too?).

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