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I am using Cygwin.  What are the best commands to copy files from a windows client to a Red Hat client using Cygwin.
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SSH? SCP? Samba?

Which way are you trying to connect?  Connecting from Linux to Windows or vice versa?  If they are on the same workgroup/domain, you could setup a Samba Client and just share the files on Windows... There are lots of ways to do it, but you have to connect the two PC's before you can just send commands... Or even setup a Samba server and just create a share folder that you connect to from windows and copy the files over via file share..

Cygwin isn't really going to help you so to speak unless you are trying to setup an SSHD on the windows machine rather then the Linux Machine...
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I am connecting from windows to linux.  Both Windows and Red Hat are in the same domain.
Samba is installed
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by:John Hurst
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I have used Samba to connect Windows and Linux. It takes some learning and some setup, but it does work.

Is this an ongoing thing?  Then Samba. Or is this one time? Then consider just using a USB key. That is easy and should work.

.... Thinkpads_User
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So Samba is currently installed on the Linux Machine?  If so, Share out a folder on Windows, make sure you set the security settings correctly.  Go over to your Linux machine, not sure if it's CLI or GUI, if it's GUI, go to Files, Click on Connect to Server, you will type in smb://XXX  XXX being Ip address of Windows machine.  Click connect, should give you a credential screen, type in the correct credentials and you should have access to the folder share...

Or you could do the reverse, and share out a folder on the linux machine and connect to it from the windows machine (you will not need cygwin for this).  

Here is a link how to share a directory in Red Hat...

https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/Managing_Confined_Services/sect-Managing_Confined_Services-Samba-Configuration_examples.html#sect-Managing_Confined_Services-Configuration_examples-Sharing_directories_you_create
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by:Gerwin Jansen
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Basic and simple: using (s)ftp.

Connect from cygwin to Linux:  (s)ftp <linux_host>
(enter username and password)

put (or mput) your files to the Linux host.
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Regular plain FTP will convert the line endings if you transfer files in ASCII mode.... this is handy if you are moving text files but otherwise you'll want to be sure to do the transfer in Binary mode so the files don't get horked.
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To set binary mode in FTP, type: bin on the FTP prompt...
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Cygwin should have ssh and scp.  You run the installer again to install them if you haven't done so yet.

scp cygdrive/c/FOLDER/FILE username@remotehost:./FOLDER

If you're not familiar with the command line and want a GUI, I'd suggest WinSCP instead.  http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

If Samba is installed on Linux, you can create the shares there and just mount the share on your Windows system.
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