Coping Files and Clipboard Text To and From Remote Sessions

XTAM provides the ability to copy clipboard text and files between your local computer and remote sessions without needing to use FTP or other file transfer software.

This also supports the transfer between Windows and Unix/Linux sessions Quick-File-Transferand local computers.

 

Quick File Transfer Using Drag and Drop is now supported. Learn more here.

 


Clipboard text

To copy clipboard text between a local computer and a remote session:

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  1. Select text from your local computer and Copy it to your clipboard.
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  3. In your Remote Session, hover your mouse pointer in the top 30 pixels of the remote session screen for at least one second.

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  4. When the dropdown menu appears, click the Clipboard option.

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  5. In the Clipboard field, right click and choose Paste or type text as needed.

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  6. When you are ready to transfer the text to your Remote Session, click the Copy button.

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  7. Back in your Remote Session, paste the text to complete the Clipboard transfer.

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Copy a file: local to remote

To copy a file from a local computer to a remote session:

To disable the ability to browse or transfer files during an in-browser session, click here for more information.

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  1. In your Remote Session, hover your mouse pointer in the top 30 pixels of the remote session screen for at least one second.XTAM-FileBrowser-ActivateMenuZone
  2. When the dropdown menu appears, click the File Browser option.

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  3. Navigate to the target folder location where you wish to upload the file to on your Remote Host by clicking on each Folder.

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  4. Next, click the Upload button along the bottom of the dropdown menu.

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  5. When the File Selection dialog appears, locate and select your file. Click Open when ready.

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  6. The selected local file will now be uploaded to the target folder on your remote host.

Copy a file: remote to local

To copy a file from a remote session to a local computer:

To disable the ability to browse or transfer files during an in-browser session, click here for more information.

To maintain proper line formatting, ASCII Mode is supported in cases where files are transferred from remote Unix session hosts to Windows computers.

  1. In your Remote Session, hover your mouse pointer in the top 30 pixels of the remote session screen for at least one second.
  2. When the dropdown menu appears, click the File Browser option.
  3. Locate the file you wish to copy from this Remote Host by navigating through its local folder structure by clicking on each file until the File is visible.
  4. Once the file is located, simply click on it to begin the download process.
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  6. This file will be downloaded to your browser’s default Download location on your local computer.

Disable Session

Disable Session File Browsing and Transfer.

If you want to disable the ability to browse or transfer files during in-browser remote sessions, then please configure the option described below.

 

  1. Login to XTAM as a System Administrator
  2. Navigate to Administration > Settings > Parameters > Session File Transfer
  3. Select the Disabled option from the dropdown menu.
  4. Click the Save button next to this option.

Overwrite Session

Overwrite Session File Browsing and Transfer on an Individual Record.

You can overwrite the global Session File Transfer option described above, to allow or disallow file transfer on individual records. Please configure this overwrite mechanism as detailed next.

 

  1. Login to XTAM as a System Administrator
  2. Navigate to Administration > Record Types, locate the Record Type that is used for your Record where you want to overwrite the global configuration. Click this Record Type’s Edit button.
  3. Within this Record Type’s Edit page, click the Add Field button. Create a new custom field using the following parameters
    • Field Type: Choice
    • Name: FileTransfer
    • Display Name: File Transfer Control
    • Values: Use Global,Enabled,Disabled
  4. Click Save to save your new field.
  5. Back on the Record Type Edit page, once again click Save to save the changes made to your Record Type.
  6. Now you can navigate to the Record itself that you want to enable this overwrite function, click the Record’s Edit button and select the appropriate choice. The choices are:
    • Use Global (or no selection): This record will use the globally defined Session File Transfer configuration.
    • Enabled: This record will allow/enable Session File Transfers regardless of the globally defined Session File Transfer configuration.
    • Disabled: This record will not allow/disable Session File Transfers regardless of the globally defined Session File Transfer configuration.
  7. After you have made the selection, click the Save and Return button to save your record.

Now you can test your record configuration by connecting to a new session.