of the SSH Transfer Client
The SSH Secure File Transfer Client has many features. Many of them
are located in the toolbar at the top of the window. Take some time
to get familiar with them...they will save you a bunch of time in the
Take a look at this diagram to get a feel for the features of the SSH Secure
File Transfer Client window.
This diagram describes the functions of the three parts of the lower portion
of the SSH Transfer Client window.
can open as many SSH Transfer Client windows as you want (this
does have utility in some cases!) by clicking on the "Open
Transfer Client" button in the toolbar (it's the yellow icon,
just like the one you use to open the application initially).
can also open a terminal window to access the UNIX shell while your
transfer client window is open. Click on the white icon in the toolbar
(i.e. the "Terminal" button"). If you open more than
one UNI session, all but one session will become "read only" meaning
that you will not be able to make changes (from the terminal windows
that are "read-only" that is).
toggle the Transfer Status/Queue window...click that button on the
toolbar to turn it on and off.
download files, navigate to the appropriate file or folder within
the "remote" window (which is a graphical representation
of your account space on the iSchool server), select the file/folder
you want to download, and hit the "download" button. It
will prompt you to select a destination on your local machine where
you want the file/folder to be placed. Click "OK" and that's
To upload files, click the "upload" button. It will prompt you
to select a file/folder from your local machine to upload. Do so and click
the "Upload" button that appears in the browsing window.
create a user profile (for ease of use and for use on public computers
that have multiple users) click on the "Profiles" button.
From the drop-down menu that appears, select "Add User" and
give that profile a name in the field provided. To edit a user profiles'
settings....click the "Profile" button again and select "Edit
Profile" from the drop-down menu. The window that appears will
give you a variety of options, such as host & username settings.
This is also useful if you frequently connect to multiple servers.
After your profile has been added, you can select it from the time
you open SSH and it will log on to the appropriate host (and with
the appropriate username), but you will need to give it a password.
- Use the local machine and remote server buttons to navigate though
your folders and files that are displayed in those windows. The buttons
are similar to Microsoft Internet Explorer buttons, with which most
PC users have experience. The "Home" buttons take
you to your home directories/folders. The "Up" buttons move
you up one directory/folder. The "Refresh" buttons refresh
the files/folders (for instance if you deleted one, you may want
to refresh the view so you know that file is gone later on). The "Add
New Folder" buttons...well they do just that. And last,
the "Show/Hide additional folders" buttons
split up the windows so that only your folders show on the left,
and the contents of the selected folder show on the right. In the
following screenshot, the "Show/Hide folders" button
for the remote server has been selected, thus splitting the view.
In the left pane, the "infoarch" folder has been selected. In
the right pane, the contents of the "infoarch" folder are
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