The status bar is located at the bottom of the file transfer window. When browsing through the menu options or toolbar buttons, the status bar displays a short context-sensitive help text on the currently active user interface element (such as toolbar button or menu item).
When the menus or toolbars are not browsed, the left side of the status bar displays the current remote host computer (server) and the current directory on the remote host.
The next status bar field shows the current encryption algorithm, MAC algorithm, and compression separated by dashes (for example:
3des-cbc - hmac-md5 - none).
The next field of the file transfer status bar displays the number of files and subfolders in the current folder, as well as the total size of the files. If you select one or more files in the folder view, the field changes to display the number of files and total file size of the current selection. This is useful especially when estimating the amount of total data to be transferred.
Local and Remote Views can display their contents in four different ways, as defined in the global File Transfer page of the Settings dialog. See Defining File Transfer Settings. The available views are the following:
- Large Icons
Each file and folder has a large icon associated with it, making for a clear and uncluttered display. The only information displayed about each file is the icon and the file name.
- Small Icons
Each file and folder has a small icon associated with it. This makes it possible to display several times more items than in the Large Icons view. Only the icon and the name of each file is displayed.
Each file and folder has a small icon associated with it, and the files and folders are displayed in a single column underneath each other. Only the icons and the file names are displayed.
For each file and folder, an icon, file name, file size, file type, and the last modification date are displayed. The files in the Remote View have also their attributes visible. This is the default view.
By clicking on the Name, Size, Type, Modified or Attributes sort bars located at the top of the directory listing, you can sort the files and folders based on their file name, file size, file type, the time they were last modified, and file attributes. Clicking the same sort option again reverses the sorting order.
The sorting function is not case-sensitive - uppercase text is sorted together with lowercase text.
The following information is displayed in each column:
The file name of each file. Note that the local and remote file systems limit what file names are acceptable on which computer. (For example, Unix file names are case-sensitive while Windows file names are not. Thus a Unix directory can contain both
file.txt, but a Windows directory cannot.)
The size of each file, shown in bytes.
The type of each file is based on the file extension. The descpription given in the Type field is based on the file types recognized by Windows Explorer. If you have defined a new file type description for files with a certain file name extension, the files on the remote computer are also shown to be of that file type. This makes it easy to recognize particular file types also on the remote computer.
The last time when a file was changed.
The attributes of each file.
On Windows systems, the file may have the following attributes:On Unix systems, the attributes signify the file permissions given to each file:
R: The file can be read.
W: The file can be written to.
X: The file can be executed (run).
d: The entry is a directory.
r: The file can be read.
w: The file can be written to.
x: The file can be executed.
xattributes may be repeated up to three times. If the file does not have a particular attribute, the attribute is replaced with a hyphen (
The first three attributes specify the permissions given to the owner of the file, the second triplet specifies the permissions for the user group associated with the file, and the last triplet specifies the permissions given to all other users. For more information on file permissions, please consult the server documentation.