How to transfer files with SSH?

Posted on 2004-09-18
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Right now I am using SSH File Transfer Client gui to do all my file transfers.  Is there a way to do this from the shell?  Say I'm logged into an SSH server and want to copy a file from it. What would the command be?

What about copying a command from the local pc to the ssh server?
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owensleftfoot earned 680 total points
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To transfer a file you would use scp - you dont have to be logged in to the ssh server to do this, just use scp with your username & password.Have a look at man scp. To run a command on the remote ssh server you would use ssh.
ssh [-l login_name] hostname | user@hostname [command]

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blkline earned 800 total points
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You may use "scp" to do your file copy.  Also, you can do:

cat file | ssh user@remote.host "cat - > file"

If you want to use only ssh.


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Ok, I'm secure shelled into my SSH server on my lan.  I am on a windows box. How would I do this?

root#  ls


Thanks guys

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zuralin earned 520 total points
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To do it from a Windows box while in cmd.exe or command.com install psftp (PuTTY SFTP) from http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html and save it to c:\Windows\System (i think).  Then while at the prompt type "psftp -h" to get a list of options.  I think this is what you are looking for anyways.

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thanks guys

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