how to transfer fles via vnc viewer
throopw "at" sheol.org
Fri Mar 26 17:55:01 2004
: I would like to know if is possible,and how, to transfer files between
: a vnc viewer and a vnc server.
There are at least three possibilities.
1) use a separate file transfer tool, like ftp, or shared file system,
or even email an attachment to yourself and pick it up on the other
system. Exactly what method works will depend on details of your
access to the two computers, and what software is installed
and so on.
2) use Ultra-VNC (http://ultravnc.sourceforge.net/),
if both computers are windows computers, and if you
can install the Ultra-VNC server and client on both ends.
3) cut and paste, if the file is relatively short (under a couple megabytes)
and if the file is text, or if you can uuencode and uudecode, or use
the mime "encdec" tool, or other binary-to-text encoding tools, on
both ends of the connection. This is especially useful if both
systems are some variant of unix, since unix will usually have
uuencode or encdec. The idea there is to open a text editor on each
end, encode the data on the sending end, cut and paste it into the
receiving end, and decode it there. Tedious, but it works.
I mostly use (1) or (3), depending, since I don't often use vnc between
two windows computers. But others report good success with Ultra-VNC.
There may be other ways, but these are the ones I'm familiar with.
Wayne Throop throopw "at" sheol.org