WinSCP

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WinSCP is an open source freeware SFTP client for Windows using SSH. Legacy SCP protocol is also supported. Its main function is safe copying of files between a local and a remote computer.

Though EditPlus does now support SFTP file transfer natively, it sometimes fails to connect to certain types of SFTP servers (see fix). You can configure WinSCP to use EditPlus as an external editor. Make sure you have WinSCP version 3.7.2 or higher in order for it to work properly with EditPlus. You can download WinSCP here.

Configure WinSCP to use EditPlus as an External Editor

  1. Launch WinSCP
  2. Check "Advanced Options" in the lower left
  3. Select "Preferences" in the pane on the left
  4. Press the "Preferences..." button on the lower right
  5. Select Editors in the pane on the left
  6. Click "Add..." in the pane on the right
  7. Choose "External Editor" and enter the path to your EditPlus executable, followed by an exclamation point-dot-exclamation point
    e.g. "C:\Program Files\EditPlus 2\editplus.exe" -e !.!
  8. Check "External editor opens multiple files in one window (process)"

Prevent SSH Timeout

  1. Launch WinSCP
  2. Check "Advanced Options" in the lower left
  3. Select "Connection" in the pane on the left
  4. Under "Keepalives" choose "Sending of null SSH packets"

Cache Password for Background File Transfer

When you're editing a file opened using WinSCP, and you save that file, by default WinSCP will prompt for your password again. However, you can prevent that from happening by having WinSCP cache your password.

  1. Launch WinSCP
  2. Check "Advanced Options" in the lower left
  3. Select "Preferences" in the pane on the left
  4. Press the "Preferences..." button on the lower right
  5. Select Transfer > Background in the pane on the left
  6. Check "Remember password of main session for background transfers"

See also

External Links

WinSCP Homepage