[Omaha.pm] Command SCP client for Windows

Dan Linder dan at linder.org
Thu Dec 4 06:36:37 PST 2008

I'm trying to setup a number of windows systems at work to upload files to a
central Linux server using scp and authorized keys to allow for hands-off

I started with PuTTY's "pscp.exe", but it has some drawbacks I can't work
 * The first time it connects, it asks if the ssh fingerprint is OK.  It
won't let you use a command line switch to work around this.
 * All connection information is stored in the registry.  I'd really like to
use something that stores this in simple text files.
 * The identification key that comes from the Linux server has to be
modified with PuttyGen to convert it to their format.

I looked at WinSCP, but it needs the PuttyGen converted keys too.
 * Each location will be reporting back to a different server with a
different admin, so creating a new key for the client based on their server
is going to add a lot of overhead to my end.

CygWin crossed my mind, but it's a lot more than I'd like to have my users

Can anyone point me to a free/gpl/oss command line client for Windows
systems that performs just the scp/sftp function using an OpenSSH key format
and saves the configuration information in text files?

I had hoped that the OpenSSH.org folks would have released a Windows
command-line version of their tools, but all their links point me to GUI

On a side topic, anyone ever tackled cross-compiling a Win32 text-only
program under Linux? :-)


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