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Linspect Editor is a text editor for Windows. It allows you to open files from remote Linux or Unix servers over an SSH-secured connection, change/update the files and write it back to a server.

Linspect Editor is a must for system administrators and programmers who often need to edit server-side configuration files, system scripts, batch files, source code, CGI scripts and common text files. Before the Linspect Editor was around, usual way of editing remote files was to login to a Unix/Linux machine and edit the file using a text editor (e.g. vi). If you wanted to transfer a text file (e.g. a CGI or a system script) to a different machine, you needed to use various file transfer utilies (many of them being insecure). Now that the Linspect Editor is here, you need nothing else:



Linspect Editor is the easiest and the fastest way of editing server-side text files on your Windows machine.

Just run it, connect to a server, browse through the server file system, open a file (file is downloaded to Linspect Editor over SSH), change the file and save it either locally, or back to the server (or to any other server). You can also open/edit/save local files, and save them to remote servers as well. Linspect Editor does Unix<->Windows CR/LF format conversion for you. 

With Linspect Editor you can e.g. connect to a Linux machine (using a secure SSH1 or SSH2 connection), browse through the server file system, open a script (the script will open in Linspect Editor on your Windows machine and the connection to the server is closed), then you can edit the file, connect to a different Linux/Unix machine, browse to a desired directory and save the script there.

Linspect Editor does not keep the connection open. It connects to a server just if you are opening or saving a remote file. You can also save files locally (on your Windows machine).

Among very common system administration tasks belongs also opening a configuration file, duplicating some lines, commenting out some other lines and saving the file (under a different name or to another server machine). Linspect Editor contains built-in features that sure will come in really handy: you can use keyboard shortcuts to comment out lines, to duplicate or delete lines. Should you have some suggestions on what features you would like to see in future versions of the Linspect Editor, feel free to send it to us. 

System requirements: Windows 9x/2k/XP networked machine, and possibly an access to a server running SSH, so as you can try some remote files editing.

Main features and advantages include the following:

  • A very fast and comfortable way of editing remote files from your Windows desktop

  • Secure SSH connection and authentication, ready for the Internet environment

  • Easy to use visual interface with simple setup

  • No need of Unix/Linux system knowledge

  • Organizing servers into groups (XLM based configuration file)

  • No need of server-side installation or configuration 

  • The size of the whole installation package is less than 1 MB

  • Linspect Editor is freeware. You can download it and use it free of charge

If you find Linspect Editor useful or if you wish to add more functionality to it, just send us your suggestions. We will try to implement most popular suggestions / improvements into the software, so as it becomes even more powerful.


  Current version: 1.2

Requirements: Windows 9x/XP/2000/NT. If you want to edit remote files, you need to have an access to a Linux server running SSH1 or SSH2.

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