Cyberduck Mountain Duck CLI

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Cyberduck Help / Howto / Preferences

Browser → Text Encoding

The text encoding selected is used to decode the filenames in a directory listing sent by the server. It is important this matches the text encoding used by the server to encode the characters as otherwise characters not in the ASCII range (such as German Umlaute) are not displayed correctly. UTF-8 (the default), ISO-8859-1 and Windows-1252 are the most common. You can also change the text encoding per browser using View → Text Encoding.

Transfers → General → Transfer Files

Files can be transfered using either the connection from the browser or by opening a new dedicated transfer connection. Using the setting Open new connection will add files to be transferred to the Transfer Window and open a new connection to the server to initiate the transfer. The option Use browser connection will transfer files using the connection from the browser. The file transfer is only reported at the bottom of the browser window without any detailed progress indicator. The transferred files will not get added to the Transfer Window. This setting is a also available per bookmark.

Transfers → Advanced

Files can be globaly excluded from uploads or downloads if they match a given regular expression. Standard PERL regular expressions are used, see Google for more help. The most important qualifiers are:

.	Any character
\d	A digit: [0-9]
\D	A non-digit: [^0-9]
\s	A whitespace character: [ \t\n\x0B\f\r]
\S	A non-whitespace character: [^\s]
\w	A word character: [a-zA-Z_0-9]
\W	A non-word character: [^\w]
XY 	X followed by Y
X|Y	Either X or Y
X? 	X, once or not at all
X*	X, zero or more times
X+	X, one or more times

Connection → Timeouts

You might need to adjust the timeout to wait for an answer from the server. The default is set to 30 seconds.

Connection → Repeat failed networking tasks

Failed transfers due to network connection issues such as a low latency can be choosen to be repeated with a configurable number of retries.

Default protocol handler

You can set Cyberduck or a third party application as the default application (protocol handler) for FTP and SFTP in Preferences → FTP and Preferences → SFTP respectively. When you click URLs in another application like your web browser, this application is opened to open the URL instead.

Hidden configuration options

There are some settings which aren't yet available in the Preferences either because they are not considered stable yet or not of general interest. These are the following: (To enable one of these features type the commands in a Terminal.app window.)

  • Don't save bookmarks
defaults write ch.sudo.cyberduck favorites.save false
  • Don't change document icon to Cyberduck icon while downloading
defaults write ch.sudo.cyberduck queue.download.updateIcon false
  • Disable Bonjour support
defaults write ch.sudo.cyberduck rendezvous.enable false
  • Add to Keychain unchecked by default in login prompt. Do not add password to Keychain upon successful login.
defaults write ch.sudo.cyberduck connection.login.addKeychain false
  • Do not write quarantine attribute to downloaded files. Use this if the Are you sure you want to open it? dialogue bugs you too often.
defaults write ch.sudo.cyberduck queue.download.quarantine false
  • Do not read favicon.ico from Web URL in bookmark edit window
defaults write ch.sudo.cyberduck bookmark.favicon.download false
  • Adjust the browser font size
defaults write ch.sudo.cyberduck browser.font.size 18
  • Open bookmark view after disconnecting
defaults write ch.sudo.cyberduck browser.disconnect.showBookmarks true
  • Prefer IPv6 adresses of DNS lookups. Refer to #2539.
defaults write ch.sudo.cyberduck connection.dns.ipv6 true
  • Bandwidth throttle options. Refer to #1746. Edit the available options (in bytes).
defaults write ch.sudo.cyberduck queue.bandwidth.options 102400,1073741824

Disable Growl notifications

To disable all or particular notifications, open System Preferences → Growl → Applications → Cyberduck and choose Configure... → Notifications.

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