Does anyone know if Midnight Commander could support FTP over TLS / SSH?

One of our clients use Midnight Commander and we since we recently switch to explicit FTP over TLS (for security reasons) she can't connect to the server anymore.

Does anyone know if there's a way to configure Midnight Commander to use FTP over TLS, or SSH?


Launch Midnight Commander, type

cd ssh://user@hostname
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    It is "sh" not "ssh", at least on debian 7. – Pjl Nov 12 '15 at 17:39

FTPS is currently unsupported.

I've created an issue for this: https://www.midnight-commander.org/ticket/3343


Have you tried FUSE and sshfs or curlftpfs?


mc supports "Shell links" in the respective "side menu". This uses ssh to establish a fish connection.


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    I believe that shell links are based on SFTP, not on FTPS. – Sorin Postelnicu Sep 11 '16 at 1:23

select the left or right menu... SFTP link...

protected by Sven Feb 5 '17 at 9:25

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