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Old 02-06-2009, 01:28 AM   #1
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Command Line File Replace

Hi there

I am newer than new to Linux, but need to do some editing of html documents that are sitting on a linux computer.

I am running an application utilising rPath and Red Hat Linux nash version 4.2.15. This application has a web interface that can be accessed from remote computers over a network. I need to change some of the images in the web interface. I have located, through bash commands, where the images reside on the box. Now I need to know how I can replace these files remotely? And is there a way for me to copy these files from the box to a remote computer and visa versa?

Thanks in advance
Old 02-06-2009, 01:47 AM   #2
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If you are using SSH which I assume you are, then you can use SCP to transfer files to/from the server, this is more secure then FTP. If your on a windows computer, winSCP is a good tool for handling this, else wise their is a built in command line SCP client for linux, not sure about GUI options for Linux.

Generally you shouldn't edit HTML live, but switching the pictures themselves with pictures named the same thing should appear as a transparent change and should work.
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If you are using KDE, konqueror support the fish protocol. If you can log into the remote machine using ssh then you can do the same with konqueror using fish://[your username]@[remote machine]/
You will be prompted for a password. Then you can copy/paste/delete files (including images) exactly as you would on your local machine.

I only mention konqueror because I know it has this functionality. It could well be the case that other file managers can do the same.

You could also use ftp if the remote server is running ftp and you have permissions to write to the folders in question.

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Thanks, winSCP worked great


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