How to connect/transfer files over ssh using Nautilus(file manager)
So, I am at home now a days for winter break and earlier today I was trying to transfer some Music videos I had on my Laptop to the home computer. I usually do that using scp but this time the data was pretty selective and hence writing a single command wasn’t that comforting. I was wondering if I could find something like winscp(on windows), using which I can easily make the transfer by visually selecting the files. While I was searching for it in the repos, I never realized how I have been under-estimating nautilus all this time.
Not many know that we can use nautilus to access shares over network - NFS, Samba, ftp, ssh etc. I was aware of the others, but didn't know it even supported ssh. Lets see how we can use nautilus to connect to a ssh server.
1) Open Nautilus (file manager), go to File->connect to server and select ssh.
2) Fill in the required info and click connect.
3) The session will be shown mounted as a sftp connection.
For those(like me) who didn’t know that nautilus could be used to access shares over network, we have got to stop thinking nautilus as a linux version of Window’s file manager. Nautilus is way better than it. Working with ssh is just the tip of the iceberg, its way more powerful.