On the Advanced page of the Settings dialog you can configure additional file transfer GUI options. The new settings will affect subsequently started file transfer windows.
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.
- Configure advanced file transfer settings.
The following settings affect the file transfer:
- Force Lowercase
Selecting this option forces lower case file names in file transfers.
- Preserve Original File Time
Select this check box if you want the transferred files to retain their original time and date stamp values. If this option is not selected, the transferred files will be stamped with the time of the transfer.
The following settings affect the upload process:
- Do not change destination permissions
Select this check box to preserve the file permissions on the server. If the transferred file overwrites an existing file, it will use the same file permissions as the original file. If the file is new, it will use the default permission mask of the server target directory.
Clear this check box to force new file permissions on uploaded files. Define the permissions in New file permissions and New directory permissions below.
- New file permissions
Type the octal Unix file permission mask (as with the Unix
chmodcommand) that is to be used as the value for uploaded files. On Unix systems, the attributes signify the file permissions given to each file:
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.
On Windows systems, the file may have the following attributes:
R: The file can be read.
W: The file can be written t.
X: The file can be executed (run).
- New directory permissions
Type the octal Unix directory permission mask (as with the Unix
chmodcommand) that is to be used as the value for uploaded directories.
On Unix systems, the attribute d signifies that the entry is a directory
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, see the server documentation.
- File Transfer Send Window
The following settings affect the file transfer process:
- Number of Buffers
Type the number of buffers used in file transfer. The default value is 10.
- Buffer size
Type the default buffer size (measured in kilobytes). The default value is 32 kilobytes.
- Upload Locally Modified Remote Files
This selection affects how SSH Tectia Client reacts if you locally edit a file stored in the remote host computer.
If you select this option, the locally modified file is uploaded to the remote host computer.
If you select this option, the locally modified file is not uploaded to the remote host computer.
If you select this option, SSH Tectia Client asks you to decide if you want to upload a locally modified file.