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Old 08-11-2003, 08:19 AM   #1
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Getting files off web server

I'm used to using regular FTP in windows to work on websites. I use dreamweaver as my primary tool and it has FTP built into it. However I need to work on another site now that does not use FTP. I have been instructed to use PUTTY and am able to connect to the server and view the files and edit them with VI, however I am not certain what is the most efficient way to upload/download thee files to my PC so I can work on them and them upload them again. Is this within putty? Is there a more efficient alternative you can recommend? Obviously I'm a linux newbie.
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since you have shell access on that machine, you can do it the other way around. install a FTP server on your pc, and fetch the files from there.
Old 08-11-2003, 09:22 AM   #3
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Please dont think I'm being arrogant, but DOESNT THAT SEEM ARSE BACKWARDS? Is this really the only way? Again, I dont mean to sound off the wall here, just getting frustrated with the admin of this box.
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Go get a copy of WinSCP. This will give you a familiar drag-n-drog interface FTP-like interface to scp.
Old 08-11-2003, 04:55 PM   #5
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WinSCP does the trick. Thank you for the tip!
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another method can be is use emacs to edit files using tramp mode with tramp you can use ssh to edit files


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