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Fireftp replacement ?
Guppy commented on 27 November 2017 at 9:40 am UTC

Now that firefox no longer supports fireftp what program are you guys using?

I need it to support "live edit" and accept ftp links ( ie ftp://user:password@ftp.site.com/path/to/files/ ) other than that I don't care much.

I'd use Nemo's built in ftp support but it's screwed me over with partial writes one time too many.

liamdawe commented on 27 November 2017 at 11:23 am UTC

I just use filezilla, seems to do anything I need it to, including editing and instantly uploading once finished.

Guppy commented on 27 November 2017 at 12:48 pm UTC

Trying filezilla now - unless I override the editor i alternates between opening html pages in firefox & openoffice which is a tad wierd as the system default action for .html is "atom"

it can use ftp links from the command prompt, but not the gui. Now if only there was a way to specify ftp protocol handler in chrome

damarrin commented on 27 November 2017 at 1:23 pm UTC

I was hit by FireFTP's demise as well, it was just so convenient having it in the browser (and having it automatically install in every Firefox instance I logged in to).

ATM I just use Gnome's file browser's connect to server functionality. Does the job, at least for now.

Guppy commented on 27 November 2017 at 1:45 pm UTC

Having to click "yes please upload my changed file" every damn time is getting anoying, there there anyway to have filezilla automatically upload the file 2 seconds after it detects the file has changed ?

stretch611 commented on 27 November 2017 at 8:28 pm UTC

I dropped FireFTP a long time ago... I use a full fledged FTP program instead... Actually a file comparison program with a fully integrated FTP client. Beyond Compare(including SFTP/FTP over SSL)

It allows you to compare your local files with the remote FTP site, including only showing the changed files if you want. The ability to go into the files and see exactly which lines are different. You can directly edit both local and remote files and copy/replace/undo differences between the files on a line by line basis.

If you upload files occasionally, Beyond Compare is overkill... If you are a full time developer, once you use it you won't be able to live without it.

Of course it has linux native as well.

QuoteBeyond Compare does not run as a console application on Linux. It requires the X window system.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, 7
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (BC version 3 - 4.0.7)
CentOS 6, 7
CentOS 5 (BC version 3 - 4.0.7)
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS
Linux Mint 17, 18 Cinnamon and MATE editions
Fedora 25, 26
Debian 7, 8
Prior to version 4.1, 64-bit distributions required 32-bit compatibility libraries. Using the .deb/.rpm packages with apt-get/yum, or your distribution's associated package manager will install them automatically.

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slaapliedje commented on 28 November 2017 at 2:17 am UTC

Am I the only old school one here who still uses... 'ftp'? or maybe even 'ncftp'? Though when I need to search through a huge Archive, I do use the gnome file manager (Nautilus).

SinaCutie commented on 24 December 2017 at 12:09 pm UTC

The last time I saw anything about FileZilla handling automatic uploads, one of the developers said that it prompts you every time "for safety" from possible partial/corrupted uploads.

Guppy commented on 24 December 2017 at 12:58 pm UTC

cptmashekThe last time I saw anything about FileZilla handling automatic uploads, one of the developers said that it prompts you every time "for safety" from possible partial/corrupted uploads.
Been using fireftps auto upload for years and never had it corrupt anything. But yeah I saw that reply also

devnull commented on 24 December 2017 at 1:50 pm UTC

Never said if you need a GUI or not and what about FireFTP was critical besides being part of a browser.

Console: lftp / ftp / ncftp
Curses: lynx
GUI: Filezilla / Shell (GNOME and KDE should natively open an ftp URL)
XFTP/XDir https://computing.llnl.gov/resources/xdir/xftp.html are options too. Quite well supported but based on Motif

wolfyrion commented on 25 December 2017 at 3:29 pm UTC

The easiest thing is to downgrade to Waterfox 56 and use fireftp.

Instead of loosing 30 addons I choose to use Waterfox, best decision ever

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