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I want to use WinSCP to connect to the Raspberry Pi standard SFTP server. I also need to have root access. How can I do this without logging in as root (using sudo)?

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This is easy. By default the stfp-server of a Raspberry Pi is located at: /usr/lib/sftp-server, so we need to get WinSCP to execute it with sudo.

  • Go to your WinSCP profile (Session > Sites > Site Manager)
  • Click on Edit > Advanced... > Environment > SFTP
  • Insert sudo su -c /usr/lib/sftp-server at "SFTP Server"
  • Save and connect
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