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WinSCP Beta / WinSCP 5.19.5 Build 11933

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WinSCP Beta / WinSCP 5.19.5 Build 11933

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 5.20.1:

  • File masks relative to the root of an operation.
  • Private key can be provided as string in .NET assembly and scripting.
  • Support for importing key files that are specified using home ~ prefix from OpenSSH config file.
  • TLS/SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.1.1m.
  • Commands that do not fit on Custom Commands toolbar are presented in drop down menu, instead of a horizontal bar.
  • First hiding right-most Custom Commands toolbar commands that do not fit
  • Prevent hang when dragging files without drag&drop shell extensions when some mapped network drive is not available.
  • Added new ap-southeast-3 AWS region.
  • XML parser upgraded to Expat 2.4.2.
  • Bug fix: When initial remote directory specified in the open command does not exist, the error was silently ignored.
  • Bug fix: File color rules with path mask do not work for local files.

Changes in WinSCP 5.20.0:

  • Support for ACL for S3 protocol.
  • SSH core upgraded to PuTTY 0.76. That includes support rsa-sha2-256 and rsa-sha2-512 SSH public key algorithms.
  • It is possible to import sessions from OpenSSH config file.

Changes in WinSCP 5.19.5:

  • Compatibility with Google Cloud S3 API when duplicating files.
  • Compatibility with Google Cloud S3 API when deleting implicitly existing directories.
  • Translation updated: Turkish.
  • Logging a reference to 1952 when an OpenSSH 8.8 (or newer) server refuses the key.
  • Bug fix: Crash when new contents is copied to the clipboard while downloading files pasted from the clipboard.
  • Bug fix: Browse Remote Directory command on Synchronization checklist did not locate file with spaces.
  • Bug fix: Extension ZIP and Upload does not work with files in a drive root.
  • Bug fix: Path on Console window was not shortened when it did not fit.

Changes in WinSCP 5.19.4:

  • Translation updated: Hungarian.
  • Showing release date on the About dialog.
  • Support for custom certificate store files.
  • Allow other 2xx responses to PWD command, not only the standard 257.
  • Bug fix: When there are both site folder and site with the same name and the site was selected when closing the Login dialog, when reopening, the folder was selected instead.

Changes in WinSCP 5.19.3:

  • Translation updated: French.
  • TLS/SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.1.1l.
  • Using Documents folder when the last used local directory in Explorer interface does not exist anymore.
  • Bug fix: TLS session resumption is not working for subsequent FTP transfers with TLS 1.3 when the server requires reuse of the session of the previous transfer
  • Bug fix: Cannot access S3 bucket root when the access policy checks for empty prefix.
  • Bug fix: Response from ProFTPD FTP checksum commands is not recognized.
  • Bug fix: Failure when submitting prompt with “Never ask me again” selected.
  • Bug fix: Panels are drawn incorrectly after toggling Full row select.
  • Bug fix: Timeout while uploading files to some FTP servers using TLS 1.3.
  • Bug fix: Incomplete listing for S3 servers that indicate truncated listing after the contents and whose pagination is a multiple of 8 (e.g. Backblaze).

Changes in WinSCP 5.19.2:

  • Translation completed: French.
  • Restored compatibility with FTP servers that return malformed cdir and pdir entries in directory listing.
  • Fix from PuTTY 0.76: Avoid crash in MIT Kerberos for Windows on session restart.
  • SSH private key tools (PuTTYgen and Pageant) upgraded to PuTTY 0.76. It brings the following change: After 30 or so simultaneous sessions, Pageant stops working. win-pageant-max-connections
  • Bug fix: Empty local drive could not be entered.
  • Bug fix: TLS settings in default site settings is not restored when opening Login dialog in some cases.
  • Bug fix: Memory leak when deleting completed background transfers.
  • Bug fix: Hang when running under Task Scheduler or a similar service with session logging enabled.

Changes in WinSCP 5.19.1:

  • Translation updated: Italian.
  • Considering global passive/active mode settings when importing sessions from FileZilla
  • Incrementing port numbers for secondary connections of tunneled sessions with fixed forwarding port number.
  • Bug fix: Failure when automatically opening a workspace on startup with too many sessions.
  • Bug fix: Failure when reading a key file without a trailing newline.
  • Bug fix: Failure when SFTP server resolves . path to an empty string.

Changes in WinSCP 5.19.0:

  • When installing an extension from a URL, not saving the extension with BOM.
  • Not aborting “Keep remote directory up to date” function when connection is lost while deleting files or looking for differences and the session is reconnected.
  • Bug fix: When handling URL in an existing WinSCP instance, session settings from a stored site named after the URL hostname are not used.
  • Bug fix: It was possible to move toolbar on progress windows.
  • Bug fix: When installing an extension from a file, it is always saved in UTF-8 with BOM, disregarding the original encoding.
  • Bug fix: When “Keep remote directory up to date” function was started from command-line, disconnects were not detected.
  • Bug fix: When connection was lost and not reconnected, the “Keep remote directory up to date” window was not closed.

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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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