Cyberduck Mountain Duck CLI

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Cyberduck Help / Howto / Preferences

General → Browser → Save Workspace

Restore browser sessions that were left open when the application was last quit.

General → Browser → Open new browser window on startup

Open new browser window after application launch.

Browser → General → Show Hidden Files

Display files in the browser that start with . and previous revisions (S3). Use View → Show Hidden Files to toggle the mode of a current browser window.

Browser → General → Info window always shows current selection

use only one Info window which updates with the selection change in the browser. If unchecked, open multiple Info windows to compare files.

Connection → 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


Refer to Edit Files.

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 window on Mac.)

Sharing bookmarks between different computers

Refer to Sharing bookmarks between different computers.

Don't save bookmarks

defaults write ch.sudo.cyberduck false

Don't change document icon to Cyberduck icon while downloading

defaults write ch.sudo.cyberduck 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 quarantine downloaded files.

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 false

Option to upload with temporary filename

Refer to Option to upload with temporary filename.

Do not read favicon.ico from Web URL in bookmark edit window

defaults write ch.sudo.cyberduck false

Adjust the browser font size

defaults write ch.sudo.cyberduck browser.font.size 18

Duplicate filename format

Define a different format using

defaults write ch.sudo.cyberduck browser.duplicate.format "{0} ({1}){2}"

where the placeholders will be replaced with

  • {0} with the base filename
  • {1} with the timestamp of the file
  • {2} with the extension in the format .extension if present in the original filename.

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

Badge dock icon

Add a badge with the number of currently running transfers to the dock icon.

defaults write ch.sudo.cyberduck queue.dock.badge true

Directory listing options (FTP)

Various options are available to adjust the usage of different directory listing commands (LIST, STAT and MLSD) for FTP. Refer to the Listing directories fails or shows no content (FTP).

Disable Growl notifications

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

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