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Old 11-26-2010, 12:48 AM   #1
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I think I need rsync or scp -- something to copy from http://... to /somewhere/else


What shell command can I use to get my unix box to download a file and put it in a specific directory? I'm using my OS box as a torrent server. I am about to go to Afghanistan and I will be able to SSH into my box. I already have a directory set up that Transmission is looking for. It automatically adds the torrents when a file is copied to that directory.

I am looking for a command that would copy a file from http: to /tank/...

Or at least a download command then I could cp from local to local. Or set up my current torrent directory as the default folder that files are downloaded to. Anyone mind giving me a hand? I'm looking through my OS Bible and Unix bible but I cant seem to find what I'm looking for. I have mildly scoured the internet as well.

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