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Old 04-06-2007, 02:36 PM   #1
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Question How to copy/save a file from a Linux box to a local drive


Im trying to save or copy a log file or text file from Linux to my local drive.Cant quite find the command to do it.Thanks for any help.

1)I want to save it as a text file(testfile.txt)
2)Then save it to my local drive

$ zcat testfile.log.gz | awk '{print $12"\t"$13}' | less
 
Old 04-06-2007, 02:39 PM   #2
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not sure what you mean.. maybe: zcat testfile.log.gz > /path/to/output.txt
 
Old 04-06-2007, 02:51 PM   #3
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Im trying to do something like this:

$ zcat testfile.log.gz | awk '{print $12"\t"$13}' | less > c:\tmp\output.txt

where I can access output.txt on the local drive.But,im not sure that will work,in fact it does not work.
 
Old 04-07-2007, 01:13 AM   #4
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what's the "local drive"? c:\tmp\output.txt doesn't mean anything in linux--did you try nadroj's suggestion?
 
Old 04-07-2007, 01:36 AM   #5
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First you will want to mount the Windows drive with the ability to write (which is kind of dangerous). The Windows drive will then have a mount point (for example /media/win_c ) and then you can treat the Windows drive like any ordinary directory.
 
Old 04-08-2007, 11:12 AM   #6
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Yes,I tried nadroj suggestion,that did not work. The local drive c:\tmp\output.txt.
I rsh to linux box,and there is a file there that I want on my local hard drive so I thought there should be an easy way just to get it on c:\tmp\output.txt.
 
Old 04-09-2007, 03:50 PM   #8
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Basically,all I want to do is to copy a file from a remote linux machine to my local machine.I will take a look at the link,hopefully,by some magic i will find the actual command that Im looking for to allow to do it. Thanks for the suggestions!!
 
Old 04-09-2007, 04:13 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by exl75
Basically,all I want to do is to copy a file from a remote linux machine to my local machine.I will take a look at the link,hopefully,by some magic i will find the actual command that Im looking for to allow to do it. Thanks for the suggestions!!
Ah, that makes much more sense! Your first few posts proper confused me, and most likely everyone else

Assuming sshd is running on the remote machine and you are using Windows on your local machine the easiest way would be to use pscp: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~s.../download.html

Documentation on how to use it: http://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/...tml#pscp-usage
 
Old 04-09-2007, 11:21 PM   #10
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Ahh,thats it!! Thank you so much.I knew it was possible but was not sure how and where to get the info,but I thought I explained it well the first time,I guess not.Anyhow,I greatly appreciate it.Just what I needed.
 
Old 04-10-2007, 07:20 AM   #11
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use SCP

Command Line option would be from the putty ssh suite. (pscp.exe )

or winscp the GUI scp client for windows.. http://winscp.net/eng/download.php
 
Old 04-10-2007, 12:52 PM   #12
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Thanks a lot guys!! I will try that and see what happens.
 
  


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