Path Finder is a comprehensive file browser for Mac OS X, which combines the best of Apple’s Finder (viewing, moving, and manipulating your files) with some powerful, integrated utilities (our review). Path Finder 3.2 is a major new release with lots of new features and changes. On other application releases recently on OSX, Fire 1.0, the multi-protocol IM application, was also released.
Path Finder 3.2.0 Released
2004-04-22 macOS 7 Comments
…for an app that does things that you can do anyway.
Something that I find is lacking from Finder though is sftp support like in Konqueror. Anyone know if this feature will ever be included in Finder?
I like the terminal drawer. It just makes sense. If you use the command line frequently, this is a great tool on its own. I currently use a perl script to get me their from the gui.
There are many free and shareware ftp clients for OS X that allow sftp but it is not available within the finder. However, built-in SSH and SFTP commands ARE available in the terminal application’s command-line interface.
Start a Terminal session. In order to SFTP to, for example, the Windows file server, at the prompt type in
sftp [user]@windows.chemistry.ohio-state.edu (for example)
substituting your username on the windows server for [user]. You should then see the following:
Connecting to windows.chemistry.ohio-state.edu…
And, then you’ll be prompted for your password
Enter the password, and hit RETURN. If you’ve successfully logged in, you’ll see a new prompt:
From that point, you can use sftp commands to download/upload files, etc. For a list of these commands, type “?” (minus the quotes) at the sftp> prompt. You can quit SFTP, by typing “exit” or “quit” (minus the quotes) at the sftp> prompt. You can then quit your local Terminal session.
cheers for that. i use fugu already and it’s good but i’d rather have sftp built right into the system. i wonder how hard it would be to write my own mount_sftp . is mount_ftp open source?
Amen to that. I’m a big terminal fan, and have a terminal open 24/7, but it’s rather unconvenient to not have support built right into the finder. It’d be nice if they had ssl support in general right in the finder via a checkbox or something. The possibilities are endless then. Please apple, for 10.4, can we have that in the finder?
Just buy them out. While you are at it buy out snerdware, so that e-mail, addressbook, and iCal work with Exchange.
Overall, I am glad to see people like this pushing Apple to improve. It is obvious that the top 5% of users really like this OS.
Wow, this is just what I’ve been looking for (not really looking for, but wanted). I’m going to use this for three weeks to see if I’m hooked and eventually buy it. Love the way the icons are arranged in the file browser. I don’t like the way the normal Finder puts these gigantic spaces between all the icons.