WinSCP for Linux? Konqueror to the rescue!

WinSCP is an awesome desktop application that let’s you manage your files over SFTP using SSH with a nice UI, instead of just using the console to run the commands. I like the console and I’m used to ssh the remote hosts to work there but, sometimes, I wonder if there were a UI to work with (old habits).

The thing with this app is that it runs (AFAIK) only on Windows, so whenever I have to work with files on remote hosts (I use Linux most of the time) I have to admit that I miss that UI and how easy it is to transfer files between hosts.

Since I have to start dealing with data in remote hosts more frequently now, I started searching for an alternative on Linux, and to my surprise, Konqueror already offers this feature, and don’t even need to install new software.

As Belisarius posted on the WinSCP forum a few years ago, if you use KDE:

In Konqueror where current directory is listed type:
fish://{username}@{server-name}/{path-on-remote-server}

Awesome! Did you know this? Do you know if there is something similar in Gnome?

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