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man1979 08-16-2005 01:23 AM

how to copy files from a remote server
Hi to everybody.

I am new using linux and I want to copy some files from a remote
server to my computer.

The problem that I have is the following:
I connect to the remote server and after i am going to the directory where
the files are.
I write to the console scp plus the files that i want to copy but i dont know how
to continue defining where to copy this files. I want to copy these files to
my personal computer in a directory.

Does anybody knows the exact command and how to use it?

I appreciate any help.

Thanks a lot.

Philelec 08-16-2005 03:10 AM

Example from home to remote computer :

scp -r ./Source_directory/ username@192.168.1.xx:/destination_directory

option -r for recursive.


man1979 08-16-2005 05:06 AM

Thanks a lot for your help.

I assume that from remote to home computer is the same just only I have to
change the paths.

Is that right?

Thanks again?

alan.belizario 08-16-2005 07:08 AM

you can download winscp in we use this to upload and backup our webserver.

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