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  1. #1
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    Apr 2008
    California Republic

    curlftpfs for win?

    curlftpfs lets you mount an ftp server you have access to as a 'local' folder so you can transfer stuff by simply dragging and dropping in nautilus/pcmanfm/whatever.

    i recently learned about it so i could use the ftp subdomain was awesome enough to set up for me. (i still don't know what else i can do with it from the command line. necessity is how i learn )

    as i learn linux tools to administer and accomplish various tasks on linux servers, i like to somewhat keep track of how windows users go about the same things.

    for example, after i learned about ssh... i learned about PuTTY and have it filed away in the back of my brain in case i ever need to use it on a win machine.

    there is, as i understand it, no equivalent of sshfs on windows.

    is there a windows tool that lets users mount ftp servers as 'local' folders?

    if not, what is the most popular method or two that windows users use to manage ftp servers?
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2009

    Re: curlftpfs for win?

    Mounting things as a folder in Windows is barely supported. It's implemented at a per filesystem level, and out of the few filesystems Windows supports, only NTFS supports this. A far more Windows like way of doing this is to mount the ftp server as a drive, and Windows supports that out of the box, there is also WebDrive,FTPDrive and maybe others.

    As for sshfs, there is a Windows version,

    Hope this helps.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Here, There, Everywhere

    Re: curlftpfs for win?

    I just use FileZilla in both Linux and Windows.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Portsmouth, UK
    Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

    Re: curlftpfs for win?

    I use Filezilla, but now I'm going to look at curlftpfs, sounds like a great addition.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2011

    Re: curlftpfs for win?

    Other options for connecting to Unix boxes via ssh:

    One of the utilities that comes with PUTTY is
    PSCP (Putty Secure Copy).
    Although it is command-line it works. Might be good for a batch file from time to time. An option in PSCP is to use a PUTTY session (in which many other options can be saved.

    Another free utility is WinSCP. This provides a windows GUI for accessing the entire Unix file system and does not require any drivers (it is a very in-obtrusive, stand-alone program). There are two modes of display and I find that one mode works faster than the other on slower computers.
    Last edited by WyoGuy; January 3rd, 2011 at 08:57 PM. Reason: (javascript was disabled)


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