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SSH Tectia

Defining File Transfer Settings

The default file transfer GUI settings can be configured using the File Transfer page of the User Interface Settings dialog. The new settings will affect subsequently started file transfer windows.

[Note]Note

The file transfer settings made here only affect the SSH Tectia File Transfer GUI, not the SFTP conversion or command-line tools related to file transfer.

The global File Transfer page of the Settings dialog

Figure A.6. The global File Transfer page of the Settings dialog

Options

The following options are available:

Show Root Directory

Select this check box to show the root directory in the file transfer window by default.

Show Hidden Files

Select this check box to show hidden files in the file transfer window by default.

Check and Confirm Overwrite

Select this check box if you want the file transfer utility to ask for confirmation when you try to transfer a file that already exists in the target system.

Display Items by Using

With this setting you can select the default view for the file transfer window by choosing one of the four possible views.

Large Icons

Select this option to display the file transfer file view as a Large Icons view. Each file and folder has a large icon associated with it, making for a clear and uncluttered display.

Small Icons

Select this option to display the file transfer file view as a Small Icons view. Each file and folder has a small icon associated with it. This makes it possible to display several times more items than the Large Icons view.

List

Select this option to display the file transfer file view as a List view. Each file and folder has a small icon associated with it, and the files and folders are displayed in one column.

Details

Select this option to display the file transfer folder view as a Details view. The files and folders are displayed with a small icon, their file name, file size, file type, their last modification date and attributes visible.

By clicking on the Name, Size, Type, Modified and Attributes sort bars located at the top of the File view, you can sort the files and folders based on their file name, file size, file type and the time they were last modified. Clicking the same sort option again reverses the sorting order.

Note that the sort function is not case-sensitive: uppercase text is sorted together with lowercase text.

The file type associations are derived from your local computer. If you have defined a new file type description for files with a certain file name extension, also the files in the remote computer are shown to be of that file type. This makes it easy to recognize particular file types also on the host computer.

If a file association is missing, use this application to open the file:

SSH Tectia Client uses file type associations in the same way as Windows Explorer does. When you double-click a file in the filet transfer window, it is opened using the application with which its file type has been associated.

All file types are not associated with any application. With this field you can define the application to use to open a file that has no file type association. The default application is Notepad, which is a reasonable choice for files containing text.

To change the default association for unknown file types, click the button next to the text field. A Select Application dialog is displayed, allowing you to select the desired application.

Formatting string for file time

In the formatting string field you can type a string that defines how the time and date stamps of the files are displayed in the file transfer window. The default value is %c, which means that the date and time will be shown in the format defined in the Windows country settings (locale).

To change the format of the time and date stamps, replace the default value with a string consisting of some of the following character combinations.

%a

Abbreviated weekday name

%A

Full weekday name

%b

Abbreviated month name

%B

Full month name

%c

Date and time representation appropriate for locale

%d

Day of month as decimal number (01 - 31)

%H

Hour in 24-hour format (00 - 23)

%I

Hour in 12-hour format (01 - 12)

%j

Day of year as decimal number (001 - 366)

%m

Month as decimal number (01 - 12)

%M

Minute as decimal number (00 - 59)

%p

Current locale's A.M. / P.M. indicator for 12-hour clock

%S

Second as decimal number (00 - 59)

%U

Week of year as decimal number, with Sunday as the first day of week (00 - 53)

%w

Weekday as decimal number (0 - 6; Sunday is 0)

%W

Week of year as decimal number, with Monday as the first day of week (00 - 53)

%x

Date representation for current locale

%X

Time representation for current locale

%y

Year without century, as decimal number (00 - 99)

%Y

Year with century, as decimal number

%z, %Z

Time-zone name or abbreviation; no characters if time zone is unknown

%%

Percent sign

View Layout

You can select how the file transfer window positions the local and remote view panes. The following options are available:

  • Remote view on top, local view on bottom

  • Remote view on right, local view on left

  • Remote view on left, local view on right

Select the Wide folder view in file bar check box to show fewer buttons in the file bar, leaving more room for the favorite folders lists.

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