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Of course there is, that's one of the basics of networking, communication between systems. If you have both connected to the same hub/switch/router then you can copy files over from one to another in various ways. If you don't have them connected that way then you can use a cross-over network cable to connect one to the other, configure an IP in the same range and transfer your files for example with scp. Tell us some more about how your network is set up, if you have both computers in the same network, ...
yeah, it really depends on what OS you're using, but the first thing that came to mind was a crossover. or if you dont have one or dont have the tools to make one, you can always go old school and use a thumb driver, usb drive, burn a dvd, etc.
do you want to directly attach the computers together, or are they on the same network already? need some details as to the environment.
Okay, easy answer: yes. As stated before, this is trivial.
Awkward answer: you need to get into networking...
The two PC's need to have a network card. If they're somewhat modern, that'll not be an issue. There are two ways, either these two are to be joined in a network for a longer time, or just this once to beep things over.
In the latter case, you need a twisted network cable, because you're connecting two PC's directly to each other. There's no "switch port" hence, the special cable - usually marked in yellow. Both PC's need a unique IP address, of a similar make-up. Addresses 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.1.2 will do, 192.168.1.2 and 192.168.10.1 will not work. Check that: 192.168.1.x, where x can be anything between 1 and 255. Set that up, connect and go. Depending on the OS you're using, there may be a setting or two.
On the other hand, if the PC's share a network, all the rest applies, except for the cables, there straight, and you'll need a switch to hook 'em up. Also, you may need to set up an FTP server...
But, the cables are the key here
A comprehensive read lies ahead, but it's ever so educational...
Of course, if it really is a one-time thing...use a USB stick that's what I'd do...
The answer is in post 9 above. You don't indicate what you have on your computer(s) for operating systems. Linux only, use nfs. Linux to window and vice versa, use samba. There are multitudes of tutorials about both on the internet.
Need to provide some more information. What distribution / version of linux are you running? Is this with windows and linux or two linux PCs.etc etc.
Copy & paste is just the "front end" to the means. As already stated the actual transfer process requires a communication protocol like i.e. samba, nfs, ftp, sftp etc. Some linux file browsers have samba and sftp clients built in.