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Old 03-10-2006, 06:17 AM   #1
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How do i copy files

How do i copy Files from my server to my local machines in RH9. I have ssh into the server and want to copy certain files from there onto my machine.

Also, how do i create a symbolic link from one file to the next
Old 03-10-2006, 06:21 AM   #2
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man scp
man ln
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You can use sftp non-interactively or interactively much like ftp. Have a look at man sftp. To To create a symbolic use (where target is the file that already exists and linkname is the name of the link):
ln -s target linkname
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You can use the scp command which works like the cp command e.g.
$scp filename user@host:documents/files/
To copy a directory
$scp -r directory user@host:documents/files/

Symbolic links on local machines are created using the ln command e.g.
$ln -s filename /some/path/filename


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