First Steps with the Remote System Explorer

Even without an actual connection to a remote system, you can start experimenting with the Remote System Explorer UI on the local host, which is shown by default under the Local node:

  • Browse the Filesystem, choose contextmenu > show in Table, and observe the Properties view.
  • Create a new Filter to show specific resources in the file system only.
  • Launch an RSE Shell (Shells node > Launch)
    • In the Shell, perform commands such as ls, dir, ps, gcc, make and see the output interpreted
    • Use Ctrl+Space Content Assist on the shell command entry field

For operations on an actual remote system, you can either

  • use the "SSH Only" system type (New > Other > Remote System Explorer > Connection), or
  • start a dstore server daemon on the remote system and use any of the other connection types.

RSE is a framework that supports plugging in many different communication protocols. By default, the dstore, FTP and ssh protocol plug-ins are provided, with dstore being the richest in features.
DStore requires a server to run on the remote system. There are several methods to get a server launched for a particular user, the most easy one to set up is the daemon method.

Follow-up tasks

Connecting to a remote Linux® or UNIX server
Connecting to a remote Windows server
Using Remote System Explorer Connections
Extending Remote System Explorer

Related concepts

Remote System Explorer Connections
Remote System Explorer filters, filter pools, and filter pool references
Universal Systems