In this article we are going to learn How to install Winscp FTP client/SFTP client/SCP client in Ubuntu. Winscp client stands for Windows Secure Client. It’s an multi featured application i.e. FTP Client (File Transfer Protocol), SFTP Client (Secure File Transfer Protocol), SCP Client (Secure Copy). Winscp is a nice light weight open source application can be used to transfer data between Linux & Windows operating systems.
Winscp client was developed by Martin Přikryl on year 2000 using C++ programming language and released under GNU GPL license. The feature includes in Winscp client are It supports various client services i.e. FTP, SFTP, SSH, SCP and so on, Transfers data between Server and Client securely, Supports almost 24+ languages and so on. Winscp client is officially available for Microsoft Windows. Here we are going to install the Winscp FTP client in Ubuntu with the help of a package called Wine.
Follow the below steps to install Winscp FTP client/SFTP client/SCP client (Winscp Client) in Ubuntu:
As we discussed above Winscp FTP client is only available for Microsoft Windows operating system. So to install this application in Ubuntu we have to take help of a Linux application call Wine. I have already published an article regarding How to install Wine 2.0 in Ubuntu.
So I am assuming that you have read the above article and ready with Wine 2.0 for Winscp SFTP client installation. So to start the installation we have to download the Winscp client .exe setup from official website Here.
After download the Winscp setup file just right click on that-> move the cursor to open with-> and then select Wine Windows Program Loader. Refer the snapshot below.
Here click on Accept button to accept the license agreement of Winscp SFTP client.
Here you can go with Typical Installation…
On next step you have to select the User interface style as per your needs and requirements. I will go with recommended one i.e. Commander user interface. Refer the snapshot below.
Now click on Install button to start the Winscp Client installation process.
After the successful installation just click on Finish button to complete the installation process.
Winscp Client Application :
That’s all, In this article, we have explained How to Install Winscp FTP Client/SFTP Client/SCP Client (WinSCP Client) In Ubuntu. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment.