FTP or File Transfer Protocol is a standard protocol to share files between devices across a network.

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What's a good graphical SFTP utility for OS X?

I need a small graphical utility, using which I can ssh to a server and see all the files and copy and paste (drag and drop) into my local machine. I am running Snow Leopard.
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Dropbox-like client for Macs to access existing FTP/WebDAV/CMIS storage

We have many users on Macs that access their files on one big non-Mac server that supports FTP/WebDAV/CMIS. PROBLEM: They can not use their files while not connected to the Internet. QUESTION: Is ...
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Can I edit content on an FTP server through Finder?

Is there any way around the read-only access that Finder strictly allows so I can get write access to a FTP server through Finder?
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Looking for a tool to automatically two-way sync SFTP with local folder

I use OS X for development and I want to push changes to dev server on every ⌘+S. When I check out a different branch, I want the local folder to update accordingly. So I figured I need an ...
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Built in FTP client (cmd + k) - can't upload files (Mavericks)

I have just found out that I can enter a built-in FTP client on my Mac by simply pressing ^ Ctrl + K. Great thing! But after I have successfully connected to my server and a 'folder' with files ...
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Why are FTP connections read-only when I use “Connect to Server…”?

I'm just trying to connect to the server hosting my website through Finder, but it's always read only, even though I'm logging in with my username and pass. Obviously, I can connect with an FTP ...
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How do I use FTP via the command line to download all files?

I tried to use Filezilla and Cyberduck for file transfer over a simple FTP server. The problems I have is: Filezilla: When I use it for file transferring, I check the "Activity Monitor", the "% CPU" ...
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Refining a Sublime Text 2 / Transmit workflow

I recently changed code editors from Coda to Sublime Text 2. All in all, I am finding that ST2 fits my web development workflow almost perfectly. My one friction point is when interacting with an ...
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Auto sync local files to remote

Are there any OSX tools that can watch for file changes in a directory then sync (SFTP) those changes to a remote server? Basically I want to edit files locally (whatever files, whatever program) and ...
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FTP app that can monitor a local folder

I recently switched to another text editor from Coda. The feature I miss most from Coda is that it can monitor any folder and publish any changes made with a click of a button. I have been looking for ...
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Free software for mounting an FTP share as a writeable folder in Finder

Transmit and Forklift are paid, we can't use finder, macfusion doesn't work... so I'm wondering... Is there any free option left to mount an FTP on finder so that I can write files to it? Maybe using ...
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How do I turn FTP sharing on in Lion?

I recently upgraded to Lion and I tried to FTP into it from another Mac, but I couldn't. I went to System Preferences>Sharing and could only find AFP and SMB sharing. How do I enable FTP sharing in ...
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Is it possible to automate FTP in Terminal?

I want to add an FTP command to my crontab to automatically download a file. How do I do this?
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How do I download folders through FTP in Terminal?

How do I download a whole folder through FTP in Terminal?
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What is the best free FTP server for Mac OS X Server?

I'm running Mac OS X Snow Leopard server on a mac mini and was wondering what the best free FTP server was? I hear okay things about pure-ftpd but I'd like something with an easy to manage UI as well ...
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iPhone FTP utility with automatic backup?

I am searching for an iPhone utility / application with an FTP client that can do automatic backup without user intervention. More specifically, I'd expect to configure the utility once and specify ...
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FTP server on Mavericks desktop

I was thinking of installing vsftp through homebrew but found that OS X has its own version of ftpd. So I started to use this server and works fine, except for some security issues. I'm looking for ...
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Reliable, Simple Transfer of Really Large Files?

I want to be able to move really large video files (think 60 - 90 GB) between Macs in different cities on a closed network. I'd like to be able to go point to point, so no single-server or cloud-based ...
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OS X Server FTP server

I'm running an OS X Server with the following services turned on: Web, MySQL, DNS, AFP, Firewall. I'd like to also start FTP, and I did this, but I can't seem to make it work properly. I'm sure there ...
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How Do I enable ftp in Mac OX Lion [closed]

I recently updated my Snow Leopard installation to Lion, and I couldn't ftp into my localhost. I went into the system preferences pane > sharing > file sharing > options and looked for the FTP option. ...
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Connect to FTP server in Finder not working

I can get to my FTP server just fine from the command line but I cannot get to it from Finder. When I am in Finder and I "Connect to Server" and enter ftp://192.168.125.128/, then my credentials when ...
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How do I show content of hidden password boxes?

About 1 year ago, I set up FTP access on a webserver that's being used for our client. The project temporarily stopped and is just resuming now. I need to set up the same FTP access on another ...
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Transmit - Copy files instead of downloading

I have files and directories on an FTP server that I want to copy to another directory. I select them, and option-release to copy into another directory on the same FTP server. However, Transmit ...
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FTP Client with Email notifications?

I'm looking for a FTP client that supports sending notification when transfers have completed. Does anyone know of one? I'd like to trigger an email when files have finished uploading to a server.
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How can I enable invisible files with “Transmit” FTP client?

How can I enable invisible files with "Transmit" FTP client ? It asks me to show them only if I override one of them. I actually would like to always see them.
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Can't connect to a specific server via http or ftp on macbook/imac (ok on iPhone)

More often than not I can't connect to my clients server via web and ftp, it may occasionally work (once every couple of days) but then after a couple of page requests it stops responding - it's like ...
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How can I setup Transmit along with Sidestep?

I'm using Sidestep to securely connect the Internet from everywhere I am. I have my own server as an SSH proxy. But I'm facing trouble with Transmit which doesn't seem to use the proxy settings ...
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How to access my .ssh folder for Transmit or Cyberduck?

I"m trying to connect to my linux server which uses public key authentication. By default, the .ssh folder is hidden on my mac (which I can access via the terminal). However, when I try to setup a ...
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FTP Client with AppleScript support

I'm looking for an FTP client with the following requirements. File/Folder sync Sftp/SSH tunnelling Outstanding AppleScript support Runs on Lion The GUI interface is not overly important as it ...
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Can I change the icon of a mounted disk in Transmit?

I noticed these icons in the resources folder of Transmit: I was wondering how I can change the standard cardboard mounted disk icon with the transmit logo to one of these. Is this possible and how? ...
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FTP sites open in Finder instead of in Safari

I cannot log into FTP sites on my iMac (Intel Core i5, 2.8GHz, running OS X 10.6.7). I probably created the problem when I installed Firefox and it took over as the default browser. I changed the ...
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Does iOS have a transfer/write speed limit?

Any time I want to do a batch transfer over FTP to my iPad (Using AVPlayer or Photo Privacy) the transfer only lasts for a short while before the application shuts down and I'm back to the iPad ...
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Upgrading the from OS X 10.6 to OS X Server 10.6 in-place to remove the 10-user FTP limit in client?

Is there an easy way to upgrade from OS X 10.6 to OS X 10.6 Server, or a workaround to eliminate the 10-user limit for ftp connections?
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Check FTP status using AppleScript

I have an AppleScript Automator application that, when double-clicked, opens FTP and displays an alert confirming the same. It is working perfectly as expected. However, I am looking to make it a tad ...
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How to connect to FTP from Finder with '@' in the credentials?

I haven't been able to connect to an FTP from Finder, if I use other client there is no problem. The user name I am using to connect is in the form user@domain. The domain part in the user name is ...
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How to setup FTP server in Mac OS X Lion Server?

I found that there isn't any FTP options in Lion Server. How can I setup it up? I would like to restrict ..... Which user can login with FTP server? Which folder can permitted user access? I found ...
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Docksend in Transmit 4 by Panic no longer works after upgrading to OS 10.7.3

I've just upgraded to OS 10.7.3 and Docksend in Transmit 4 by Panic no longer works. I drop files on the dock icon and nothing happens in Transmit.
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Sharing mounted FreeNAS volume

We have a FreeNAS in the office which we're using as an FTP server, but the speeds are incredibly slow for clients trying to download from it. When I tried downloading directly (via OS X ftp server) ...
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Automator service for FTP

I am currently using SFTP on my MacBook to perform file transfers with my brother's Linux (Ubuntu) system. Every time we need to share a file, I start the FTP server on my Mac by running the following ...
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Using Homebrew to install software behind a proxy

I'm trying to pull down and install the Alpine mail client with Homebrew. I'm behind a rather terrible proxy with no such thing as FTP proxying. Unfortunately the formula for Alpine requires I ...
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Where does Transmit 4 store temporary downloaded files?

If you have two remote locations in Transmit 4, say an S3 and an FTP location, and you move a file between these two locations, Transmit will automatically download that file, and then upload it. ...
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What is a good, inexpensive HTML editor with FTP support?

I just finished the two-week trial of Coda, and I really like it. The only issue is, I am a student, and the $99 license fee is a bit over my budget. I do a lot of work on live sites, and an IDE with ...
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How to connect to a FTP server from a Wi-Fi Hotspot that prevents direct FTP connections?

I am using the wifi at a library where they prevent me to connect to FTP servers for some reason. I need to upload my work. Is there any tool or trick to go around this?
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How can I do asynchronous download of sites of using Transmit's Automator action?

I want to take backup of my sites regularly, so I setup Automator with Transmit. I also used Calendar to trigger the downloads on schedule. The problem is how can I tell Automator to download sites ...
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Filezilla multiple windows on mac

Dose anyone know how to open a new window for this application on mac? I have googled for the answer, the one comment was to copy and past the application and rename it.
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FTP: active vs. passive, command line vs. browser

Here's a weird one for everyone. I'll use AskDifferent because my test bed is on a Mac, but I don't know that the underlying issue is specifically Mac. My Mac is behind a NAT wall. Let's call my ...
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Is there a remote file transfer solution for TextMate?

Currently doing some php in Eclipse but want to switch to something like Textmate because Eclipse runs like a fat dog. Eclipse has Esftp installed as well as subclipse. This way when i want to work on ...
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How do I save ftp.plist file when using sudo nano?

I edited ftp.plist by using sudo nano in terminal, and I saved by control + O but after reboot, it changed again. How can I save the file?
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Needing FTP Software with editing and hides system files?

I am looking for FTP Client software for Mac that Doesn't show hidden system files on the server Can edit files using MS Office and then save them back onto the FTP site automatically without the ...
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Converting Automator Action in applescript to bash script

I just wrote an Automator app using AppleScript (along with a couple of bash lines) to start FTP with a single click. However it runs more than a tad slow. Here's the code: set ftpstatus to "off" try ...