How do I SFTP from a SSH session

Posted on 2011-03-12
Last Modified: 2012-05-11

I'm connect to a host via ssh then I sftp to the same host and try and execute a PUT command trying to copy a file from my local file system to the host I ssh'd and sft'd to.  I get a file not found.  I dragged the file from my local file system so I know the path is correct.  How would I get a file from my local file system up to that host?
Question by:cgray1223

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I'm on a mac if that matters...

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scp /path/to/local/file username@remotesystem:/path/to/put/remote/file/

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@Valheru m....thanks for the reply.  Do I run the scp command after I ssh?  I can't just do a scp when I'm not ssh'd to this machine for some reason.  
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In your scenario you'd run scp from your local box, not inside an ssh session. Scp uses the same protocol as an ssh session, but instead of getting you a remote shell, the purpose
Is to copy files. Scp has been a native command in the terminal of all macs since I've been using them, which is since the 10.4 days.

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Scroll down a bit til you get to the section on scp.
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ssh / sftp / scp are separate commands, did you try sftp ?
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You can use cyberduck, or filezilla for mac.

My opinion Filezilla is the best.



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