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Which is the best FTP client

to transfer pages to the server

   
12:11 pm on Oct 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Im looking for the best FTP client, to transfer sites to the server, I have used WS_FTP also coffecup, but what suggestions do you have.
1:07 pm on Nov 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

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LeechFTP is no longer developed or supported
1:11 pm on Nov 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

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but can still be downloaded.
2:43 pm on Nov 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

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i find filezilla very annoying as i cannot drag files from the server area to my desktop.

Actually, you can by selecting "Desktop" in the left hand pane of the program and dragging/dropping into the "Desktop" path on the local site. However, you are correct in that you cannot drag/drop directly to the desktop outside of the window.

3:21 pm on Nov 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

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to be fair that's my only gripe with filezilla.

i dont want to have to fiddly select folders i wish to download file into on the left, i want to have those folders open on my workspace and be able to drag to these folders.

when/if this issue/feature is ever resolved/implemented i will/consider dumping leechftp.

delete as appropriate :)

3:23 pm on Nov 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

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However, you are correct in that you cannot drag/drop directly to the desktop outside of the window.

You must be referring to the 2.x branch - FileZilla 3.x has full drag & drop.

9:50 pm on Nov 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

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that may be a distinct possibility.

as shown by my insistence on using leechftp, i do enjoy living in the past. ;)

4:05 am on Dec 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Lots of suggestions in this thread.

Do any of the (s)FTP options allow you to upload a file to more than one site?

My situation is that I have one domain and a number of sub domains that all use the same code. Previously I wrote my own FTP client that allowed me to select a number of source files and a number of destination sites and with one click I could upload all the files to all the sites. Unfortunately I lost (dozy git!) my source code and, rather than re-write it I'd love to use some existing tool.

Any suggestion gratefully received.

Thanks

Mick

10:12 am on Dec 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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WinSCP... flexible and free
8:59 am on Dec 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for that Asia.

I downloaded and had a look at that but the only way I could see to upload to many websites was to do them one-by-one. A bit tedious for what I need to do. Maybe the feature is there but I could see it.

Yesterday was a holiday here in Thailand so I spent the morning writing my own FTP client in VB6. Works a treat.

All the best

Mick

9:02 am on Dec 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I'm somewhat technically challenged, and I've always found CuteFTP to be the most intuitive and easy to use.
5:52 pm on Dec 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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You must be referring to the 2.x branch - FileZilla 3.x has full drag & drop.

I love WebmasterWorld. Thanks for pointing that out -- time to get on an update list, which I should be anyway.

1:14 am on Dec 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I'm interested in identifying an FTP client that is better than the one(s) I am using now. So I skimmed this thread and put together a (very rough and probably inaccurate) summary of pros/cons and # of users for each client identified (a 'i' represents an individual who has expressed using the ftp program as their primary client). You can add to this list if you want:

GUI FTP (Windows) Clients
Coffecup: i
Coreftp: iii
Crossftp: i
-"supports ftp, Sftp/SSH, WebDav(s) and synchronization"
-"site passwords and keys are safely stored."
-"Can work on Win, Mac, etc."
Cuteftp: iii
Leechftp: iiii
-"better interface and more reliable when working with larger lists and multiple servers [compared to cuteftp and smartftp]."
-"is no longer developed or supported "
FileZilla: iii
-"Fast and free"
-"cannot drag files from the server area [directly to the] desktop [NOTE: FileZilla 3.x has full drag & drop?]"
FireFTP: i
-Works inside the firefox browser (don't need to start a separate program)
-Does not support ftp over SSH
FlashFXP: i
-"can easily exclude file-types and directories from all transfers."
smartftp: i
Terrapin: i
-"Easy to drag and drop uploads, either bundled or as single files."
-"it flags any server files that are not identical with the original source files, so when making changes its easy to see which files to upload."
WinSCP: ii
-Open source
WS_ftp: ii

NOTE1: I personally use CoreFTP and Filezilla, but also another client that has not been mentioned so far: FireFTP. I am a big fan of FireFTP because can be used from inside a firefox browser (i.e. it does not require that an external program be opened). The drawback is that it does not support FTP over SSH and is somewhat minimalistic (which can be a good point depending on your perspective).

NOTE2: I purposefully left out Linux and command line ftp clients in order to simplify the list (I imagine that most people connect from a Windows machine via ftp/sftp/etc. to a remote Linux/Windows box, so I did not want to confuse these users). Sorry. If you want to add Linux clients to the list you can.

9:16 pm on Jan 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

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New WS FTP PRO
now allows for improved SSH, it's about time!
7:30 am on Jan 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I downloaded and have been using FileZilla 3.0.5.1. The project has really been expanded since I first starting using the software. I like the new feature for saving settings -- a little different than previous versions yet quite customizable. It is a complete rewrite so some of the old features are not in the new version yet, but the software is also now available on *nix and other platforms besides Windows. And yes, drag and drop is there :-)
8:37 am on Jan 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

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you can count me among those in your list who have switched from leechftp to filezilla 3 in the past month or so.
in the past i had also tried cuteftp and smartftp.
and extensive usage of command line ftp...
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