[SOLVED] Using PuTTy to get files from Linux to my PC
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Hi, my box is
(1087)==> uname -a
Linux lgofcrpshr0 2.6.18-274.3.1.el5 #1 SMP Fri Aug 26 18:49:02 EDT 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
My release is
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.5 (Tikanga)
I use PuTTY to connect to my Unix and Linux boxes and want to find a way to transfer text files from my Linux box to my Windows PC. To do it now, I transfer the file to the Unix box, then get on my PC cmd and ftp from the Unix box. A pain. I figure there has to be a better way. I've read some threads out there but I'm not familiar with PuTTY's command line - I just use it to connect to the boxes. And I do not know how to tell if my PC has an ssh connection?
You guys have always helped me out! I'm confident you can at least point me in the right direction!
PuTTY is opening an ssh connection but ssh itself is not used for file transfers. scp and sftp use the same ssh daemon to allow for file transfers. You can download WinSCP to your Windows system and use it to do scp/sftp transfers between Windows and Linux. Its interface is standard Windows look and feel so you can drag and drop from the Windows to the UNIX/Linux or vice/versa. You can get the download at:
My fellow coworkers here frowned on downloading anything BUT one took pity on me and showed me FileZilla which is automatically installed on everybody's PC. Gosh, but I wish I knew that before! With his help, I was able to get to one of my production boxes and retrieve files. So simple. But thank you all for your help!