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There is Putty and there is WinSCP
what if you can combine both?
On the left side, is the console, on the right hand side is the 'filesystem' view.
You can type random stuff on the left, or navigate the file system on the right.
Instead of having to type long commands to get to a particular
directory, you only have to click on a set of folders to reach a spot.
The corresponding command like "cd /bla/bla/bla" will be auto entered.
Hell, if you can do that, you might as well also allow for drag drop uploading.
||[+] ... not for the idea which I don't really understand, but for giving me the idea of a DOS log for windows-explorer operations. Carry on.
||Have you looked at ExpanDrive? It lets you mount SFTP
connections as if they were local drives. Not /quite/
what you're suggesting here, but it would help
generalize the problem a bit, to just having a local
console integrated into the GUI.
||Although, that being said, I pretty much do exactly this
already on the Mac, by way of some custom AppleScript.
Clicking a button on the toolbar opens a new Terminal
window in the folder's location, and from the terminal
you can just type "open ." to open a Finder window to
the current directory. You can also drag a file or folder
onto a terminal window to automatically type its path.
So I hesitate to say this is baked
per se, but it's certainly quite doable (at least on the
MacI can't speak as to any toy operating systems that
might run something called "WinSCP").
||Hi [Akimbomidget], mostly what [ytk] said - but additionally, if you run a putty session alongside a graphical sftp session (Filezilla for example) you can browse the directory tree in your gsftp, then type cd in your putty session and copy/paste the textual directory "address" from gsftp into the remainder of the command.
||I'm not sure I want my current working directory to change everytime I go searching around for a file - so there ought to be a clear modal difference between "searching" (which doesn't change the directory) and "moving" (which does).It might be tricky to make that modality obvious.
||I seem to remember being delighted by the "Open terminal" context-menu option in the Gnome Nautilus file manager working not only for local filesystems but also magically giving you a bash prompt on remote systems mounted using sshfs (and maybe even sftp).
||Thats pretty awesome... I wonder if WinSCP or Putty coders could try to do that... Can anybody poke them to do it? like the "Open terminal" option in Gnome Nautilus file manager?