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Old 12-13-2004, 11:22 AM   #1
mk2312
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help needed to download files


Hi

Am trying to do something very simple but can't seem to work out how. Basically, I want to copy the directory /home/sites/site35/ which is on a remote Linux server to my local PC. I can't connect via a normal FTP programme because the Apache server is down, so I have to shell in (nightmare!!).

This is what I've managed so far. Using the programme Putty, I've opened a connection to the server, logged in as admin. Then I do CD /home/sites/site35/. Ok, so now I'm in the right directory, how do I copy it and all the files in it to my local Windows PC? Is there a simple command to download?

Would appreciate help as I can't make a head or tail of Linux.

Thanks!

MK
 
Old 12-13-2004, 11:38 AM   #2
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honestly, there is no easy way that i am aware of to transfer files from linux to windows unless you use ftp

you can get an ftp server for windows, install it, and then ftp the files over

i would recommend filezilla server as a free ftp server for windows


if you were transferring linux to linux, you can use the scp command


--adam
 
Old 12-13-2004, 12:00 PM   #3
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Hi Adam

Thanks for your reply but unfortunately it does not help me solve my immediate problem. I know it can be done because my brother rescued a couple of other directories for me but he's now on holiday so I can't ask him how he did it. Alternatively, is there a way where I can:

a) create a zip file containing all the files in the /home/sites/site35/ directory
b) send that file to another remote linux server (i.e. our new web server) for which I have an FTP login and password.

I can then connect to that other server through a regular FTP programme and download the file from there.

How would I set about doing that? Any suggestions?

Thanks

MK
 
Old 12-13-2004, 05:40 PM   #4
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just run the following sequence of commands

ftp
open serverip
type your login
type your password

then type in send /home/site35/site35 /site35

this should do it, if not, try adding a /* at the end of those directories

--adam
 
  


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