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Old 01-19-2013, 04:17 PM   #1
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Windows - to Linux file transfer


I run a windows and a linux box.

i connect from the windows box to the linux box via ssh and use mintty and putty as terminals on the windows machine.

Right now, I use winSCP to transfer files from windows to linux and linux to windows - but it is kind of a pain.

It there another way - like it would be great to have a folder available to both machines where i could just drop files into.
 
Old 01-19-2013, 04:37 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by casperdaghost View Post
Right now, I use winSCP to transfer files from windows to linux and linux to windows - but it is kind of a pain.

It there another way - like it would be great to have a folder available to both machines where i could just drop files into.
Can you elaborate on that?

winSCP does have the feature you describe: winSCP dual folder layout and this can be used to drag and drop.
 
Old 01-19-2013, 04:57 PM   #3
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yeah you can create a shared folder in Linux, you dont need command line to create a new folder just create it under /home, calle it whatever you want then right click on it and go to the propperties and select share folder, then create the share and the permission. Next time you have the two computers in the same network just lick on the network icon on your side panel then you will see all the browseable folders in the network.

This will be the ideal and easiest way but you havent say what Linux distribution you are using and what kind of connections are you doing. Are you in the same network or are you doing it over the net? what graphical interface do you have in your Linux computer?

It will help to know that. Good luck to you!
 
Old 01-19-2013, 05:39 PM   #4
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you can use samba, map the map it on the linux and then drag the files over to the windows from linux
 
Old 01-19-2013, 07:37 PM   #5
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I will second what cbtshare said. Samba was created to share between *nix and Windows.

I even used it to map a "U:\" drive for my girlfriend's Windows computers just like the U:\ drive she has at work. (Actually, it's /home/[username]/sdb1/[username], but, in her Windows, I mapped it as U:\.)

The most helpful Samba reference I have found (at least through v. 3) is Samba by Example.
 
Old 01-19-2013, 08:56 PM   #6
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Either create a shared folder on the Windows machine and mount it on Linux via CIFS, or share a folder on the Linux machine via SAMBA and access it from Windows. Either way you get the same result.
 
Old 01-20-2013, 07:38 PM   #7
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You can certainly share a drive/dir as above, but as druuna pointed out, Winscp (and also Filezilla) offer a GUI with dual panes, so that you can just drag-n-drop.
 
  


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