I've always used WinSCP for Windows to keep my directories up to date with the sync option. This is a really useful feature that most FTP clients lack.

Now I started programming on Ubuntu and, since there's no WinSCP version for this OS I'm searching for an alternative.

Is there any other FTP software with this /keepuptodate option which works for Linux?

  • Not acquainted with WinSCP ... is that some kind of a service that synchronizes in the background ? – pLumo May 11 '20 at 10:33
  • @pLumo it is an FTP client. In simple words, it sends files from a local computer to a remote server and it is used by web developers to update their website pages. The advantage of WinSCP is that you can keep your local folder and the server syncronized without the need to manually transfer each file. This service is not offered by other FTP clients like FileZilla – user67411 May 11 '20 at 10:40
  • my question was if this function is a service that always runs in background? – pLumo May 11 '20 at 10:41
  • @pLumo yes, it runs in the background and syncs files based on their last modified date – user67411 May 11 '20 at 10:45
  • Ever heard about rsync? Even ships with Ubuntu – and especially thought for keeping things in sync. You could even schedule a cron job to have it run periodically. Can use different protocols; by default it uses RSH, most people use it with SSH. It probably supports more (but that's all I use it with). – Izzy May 11 '20 at 14:46

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