I am new in linux. I am using winscp and PuTTY Pageant File (.ppk) file to connect server in WINDOWS

My questions are

  1. What is a program similar to WinSCP?
  2. How can I use my current .ppk file in linux?

Sorry for my poor English.
Thanks jobish.

1 Answer 1


You can use PuTTY in Ubuntu as well

sudo apt-get install putty

The equivalent to Putty in Linux, however, is to use ssh on the command line

ssh -i ~/.ssh/key user@server

You will need to convert your putty key (using PuTTYgen) to an openssh key or make a new key.

To convert the key, first import it, then export it as an openssh key.

convert key

See: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SSH/OpenSSH/ConnectingTo

You can use any number of programs to connect similar to WinSCP, nautilus will do it

Key-based SSH login with Nautilus' "Connect to Server"

You can also use gftp



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