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FTP Browse

Use this command to open the FTP Browser.  The FTP Browser consists mainly of four panes.  The top left pane displays the directory tree for the local machine.  The top right pane displays the directory tree on the remote system (FTP server).  The panes directly below these (to the left and right) display the contents of the active/selected folder in each respective directory tree.  The bottom pane displays the progress for active transfers.

 

The following controls are included in the browser:

Account/connectivity controls

Account button

presents the FTP Account Manager dialog

Account dropdown

allows user to select an FTP account

Connect button

initiates connection to selected account's server

Disconnect button

terminates the active connection to the selected account's server

Local explorer pane controls

Parent folder button

changes active directory to current directory's parent folder

Refresh button

refreshes file listing in top and bottom panes

Local folder path field

reflects current directory.  User may type an existing path and press ENTER to change directories, or use dropdown to select a file path from the typed path history

Browse button

opens standard Windows open dialog so user may select new directory

Local filter

allows user to specify local folder/file filter for the bottom pane of the local file view using a standard DOS filter.  The dropdown provides access to the typed filter history

Remote explorer pane controls

Home folder button

changes to the default initial directory or the FTP user's home directory on the server

Parent folder button

changes active directory to current directory's parent folder

Refresh button

refreshes file listing in top and bottom panes

Remote folder path field

reflects current directory.  User may type an existing path and press ENTER to change directories, or use dropdown to select a file path from the typed path history

Options button

allows user to configure transfer ASCII or Binary type and to choose whether or not to hide directories in the bottom pane of the remote explorer

Remote filter

allows user to specify remote folder/file filter for the bottom pane of the remote file view using the LIST command or a local Perl filter as defined in the account settings.  The dropdown provides access to the typed filter history

 

Multiple files may be selected using CTRL+mouse click or CTRL+SHIFT+mouse click and moved between the local and remote systems via drag and drop.  With a directory (or multiple directories) selected, the user may drag and drop them onto a folder in the top or bottom pane of the remote explorer to upload them to the desired folder.  Users may also drag and drop selected items onto a file or to empty space in the file listing in the bottom pane of the remote explorer to upload to the active remote directory.

 

The following context menu options are also supported in the local explorer panes:

Top pane (local explorer)

Upload

sends the entire selected directories and all contents to the active directory of the remote server, provided a connection exists

New folder

creates a new folder in the selected directory

Delete

deletes all selected directories

Rename

renames selected directory

Properties shows Windows properties dialog for selected directory

Show hidden files/folders

toggles whether hidden files/folders are shown in the top and bottom panes

Bottom pane (local explorer)

Upload

sends the entire selected directories/files to the active directory of the remote server, provided a connection exists

Open in UltraEdit

opens all selected files in UltraEdit

Open in default

opens all selected files in default applications

New folder

creates a new folder in the active directory

New file

creates a new file in the active directory

Refresh

refreshes the active directory listing in the bottom pane

Delete

deletes all selected items

Rename

renames selected item

Properties

shows Windows properties dialog for selected directory

Show hidden files/folders

toggles whether hidden files/folders are shown in the top and bottom panes

 

The following context menu options are also supported in the remote explorer panes:

Top pane (remote explorer)

Download

sends the entire selected directories and all contents on the remote server to the active local directory

New folder

creates a new folder on the server in the selected directory

Delete

deletes all selected directories

Rename

renames selected directory

Permissions shows permissions dialog where user can adjust standard Unix file system permissions

Bottom pane (remote explorer)

Download

sends the entire selected directories and all contents on the remote server to the active local directory

Open in UltraEdit

downloads and opens all selected files in UltraEdit

New folder

creates a new folder in the active remote directory

New file

creates a new file in the active directory

Refresh

refreshes the active directory listing in the bottom pane

Delete

deletes all selected items

Rename

renames selected item

Permissions shows permissions dialog where user can adjust standard Unix file system permissions

 

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