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WinSCP 6.1 Build 13674 – Final

WinSCP 6.1 Build 13674 – Final

WinSCP is an open source freeware SFTP client, FTP client, WebDAV client and SCP client. Its main function is safevfile transfer between a local and a remote computer,  using SSH (Secure Shell).

Beyond those basic functions, WinSCP offers scripting and basic file manager functionality. The application also allows you to rename files and folders, create new folders, change properties of files and folders.

One of two selectable program interfaces allows user to manage files even on local computer. Most operations can be done recursively for files in folders.

WinSCP is also available as a plugin to two file managers, FAR and Servant Salamander.

WinSCP Features:

  • Integration with Windows (drag and drop, URL, shortcut icons)
  • Graphical user interface
  • Translated into several languages
  • All common operations with files
  • Support for SFTP and SCP protocols over SSH-1 and SSH-2
  • Batch file scripting and command-line interface
  • Directory synchronization in several semi or fully automatic ways
  • Integrated text editor
  • Support for SSH password, keyboard-interactive, public key and Kerberos (GSS) authentication
  • Integrates with Pageant (PuTTY authentication agent) for full support of public key authentication
  • Windows Explorer-like and Norton Commander-like interfaces.
  • Optionally stores session information.
  • Optionally supports standalone operation using a configuration file in place of registry entries, suitable for operation from removable media

Oher important features:

  • FTPS (FTP over TLS/SSL) support.
  • It is possible to change group/owner of a remote file by UID/GID.
  • XML logging for more formal and machine-readable representation of operations performed during the session.
  • Filter for file panel.

Changes in WinSCP 6.1:

  • Translations completed: Catalan, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish and Swedish.
  • Consistently open the nearest existing parent folder when the current local panel directory is deleted.
  • Visual feedback when control (drop down list particularly) is focused via keyboard accelerator.
  • Building .NET assembly in Visual Studio 2022.
  • Bug fix: Remote file pasted to an external HDD is downloaded twice.
  • Bug fix: Callstack debug logging in .NET assembly was broken.
  • Bug fix: Corrected hint for Default session color command.
  • Bug fix: When reading input Stream in .NET assembly upload fails in 64-bit process, the transfer is not interrupted.
  • Bug fix: Failure when application log cannot be opened.
  • Bug fix: Work around key algorithm naming change in OpenSSH 7.7 and older (from pre-release of PuTTY 0.79).
  • Bug fix: With debug logging enabled, the echoed script commands and XML log group names miss the command name.

Changes in WinSCP 5.21.8:

  • Back-propagated fixes from 6.0 beta release:
    • Translations updated: German, Hungarian and Russian.
    • TLS/SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.1.1t.
    • Updated links to online help.

Changes in WinSCP 5.21.7:

  • Improvements to official Batch Rename extension:
    • Made GUI refresh optional to allow standalone execution.
    • Not failing when specific file do not require any rename.
    • Bug fix: Rename fails when the filename contain file mask special characters.
  • Bug fix: Failure when system settings change after new version message box was displayed.

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Server Requirements

Using WinSCP, you can connect to an SSH (Secure Shell) server with SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) or SCP (Secure Copy Protocol) service, to an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) server or HTTP server with WebDAV service.SFTP is a standard part of the SSH-2 package. SCP is a standard part of the SSH-1 package. You can also run both protocols on the latter SSH version. WinSCP supports both SSH-1 and SSH-2. For authentication, you can use user name and password or public key (RSA or DSA). Other authorization types include TIS, Cryptocard, Keyboard-interactive, and Kerberos.For FTP, both the basic unencrypted variant and FTPS are supported. Compressed transfers (Zlib) are not supported.

For WebDAV, both the basic unencrypted variant and WebDAVS are supported. Compressed transfers (Zlib) are not supported.

SFTP Requirements

For SFTP, the only requirement beyond the server requirements above is to run SFTP on the server. It is best to run it as an SSH-2 subsystem. If you select SFTP-only on the Login dialog and the SFTP subsystem is not found, WinSCP will try to find the SFTP server in some common directories (/usr/lib/sftp-server, /usr/local/lib/sftp-server, etc.). This way, it is possible to use SFTP even with SSH-1, which does not support subsystems.

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