rz and sz commands

Posted on 2003-10-29
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
hi to all
by using sz , rz  commands how could i transfer files in  unix operation system?
plz give me some information about z modem program  and a link to download free  one.
thanks in advance
Question by:asad72
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ID: 9642609

I don't suppose you could move the files with scp or ftp?

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ID: 9643801
how could i move the files with scp or ftp?

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ddspar earned 125 total points
ID: 9644330
Assuming you aren't pulling my chain:      :o)

If the sending and receiving boxes are on the same network and running ssh or ftp services, you could use secure copy or ftp to move the files.

scp <file_to_send>  some_server:/some_dir


ftp <some_server>
<login process>
cd <some_directory>
put <file_to_send>

For more on the secure shell:

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Expert Comment

ID: 9644761
> how could I? :
you need a terminal emulator which supports Zmodem transfers like (Secure)CRT from

then you type sz somefile and it comes to your host.
or when you type rz terminal program asks you for list of files to receive.

alternatives are uuencode/uudecode and winzip on windows - i.e you :paste: uuencoded file to uudecode on unix and vice versa...

sometimes utilities are called lsz and lrz

ddspar: ssh good but sz/rz/uue uses same session for transfers - 500pts in your direction if you point me to software which starts sftp-server in another channel in ssh terminal session(protocol can support it you know)... i know <CR>~C but this does not help...

Expert Comment

ID: 9645371
gheist:  I can't imagine what you're trying to do.
scp has always been sufficient for me, but I'm not using a modem.
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Expert Comment

ID: 9645945
just like ssh does tcp forwarding, i will try to add sftp/scp connection channel to existing ssh session...i am not using modem too...

Expert Comment

ID: 9646430
I guess I don't know why you wouldn't just open another session.
Wheres the link to your question so we can get out of this one?

Expert Comment

ID: 9646569
gheist:  The program 'screen' might do what you want (assuming I understand what it is that you want.)
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ID: 9647999
no not screen - i know ^A^D... no question - i do not want another Q without A

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