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Old 05-26-2003, 02:21 PM   #1
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how do I transfer files

I am a Linux

How do I transfer files between 2 computers in a network?
Can I do it in ssh mode and in ftp too?
What are the commands?

Please help
Old 05-26-2003, 02:30 PM   #2
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there is a subsystem in ssh called sftp. you can use that to transfer files in a secure method
Old 05-26-2003, 03:37 PM   #3
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You could also use scp.
Old 05-26-2003, 05:33 PM   #4
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and if it's between a linux box and a window box you can use samba. Samba allows linux to share specified directories and devices (eg printers).
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Assuming its between 2 linux computers and you can ssh between them, then you can use scp to copy files from one to the other. The actual commands are (depending on if its one file or a directory --- check the man page for scp/ssh):

Single file transferred from computer you are currently on to remote computer:
scp file_name ip_addy_remote_computer:/home/your_home_dir

Recursive directory transfer from computer you are on to remote computer:
scp -r folder_name ip_addy_remote_computer:/your_home_dir

Single file transfer from remote computer to computer you are on:
scp ip_addy_remote_computer:/home/home_folder_name/filename /home/local_computer_home_folder_name

similar for recursive copy too, just add the -r and the folder name on the remote computer.
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Or check out this article:
Moving files in Linux



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