In these examples, SSH Tectia Client 5.2 is used. The same syntax applies to most of the Windows GUI SFTP applications.
Note that many SFTP clients show the file sizes of MVS datasets as "
0". This is because SSH Tectia Server for IBM z/OS does not determine the exact file size when listing files and does not set the size field in the protocol message.
GUI clients display MVS datasets as files and folders. Sequential and VSAM datasets are displayed as files and partitioned datasets as folders.
Partitioned dataset members can be viewed by double-clicking the
If a default file transfer home directory is defined as MVS, Unix System Services can be accessed by typing
/ (or a Unix home directory like
/home/user1) in the remote path.
If a default file transfer home directory is defined as USS, MVS datasets can be accessed by typing
/__USERNAME. (for example
/__USER1.) in the remote path.
Files and MVS datasets can be transferred with drag-and-drop either between local and remote views, or between Windows Explorer/Desktop and remote view.
These file transfers use the default file transfer profile if file transfer profiles are enabled.
Whole partitioned datasets can be transferred by transferring the PDS folders.
Specific profiles or file transfer parameters can be defined to remote path with the same format as described earlier. In the figure below, the advisor string
"/FTADV:P=WIN/___USER1." is used to select a Windows file transfer profile.
The SSH Tectia Client GUI does not yet provide scheduled non-interactive file transfer capabilities, but the file transfer queue can be used for semi-automatic file transfers. Files, folders, and datasets can be dragged to the file transfer queue where user can select "Transfer all" with a right mouse click to initiate a batch file transfer.