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Old 05-04-2004, 12:07 PM   #1
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file transfer over ssh?

What is the best way to transfer files from one linux box to another over ssh? Under windows there is an ssh client ( which has an inbuilt gui (similar to an ftp gui) which allows the drag-and-drop of files from one computer to another.

Are there any similar apps for linux and/or are there any simple ways to do this from the command line??

Old 05-04-2004, 12:10 PM   #2
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Use scp
Old 05-04-2004, 12:39 PM   #3
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or sftp
Old 05-04-2004, 01:00 PM   #4
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I use both scp and sftp for secure file great!! I would do a man on both to get the correct syntax and usage.
Old 05-05-2004, 02:57 AM   #5
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Thanks for your feedback guys!

Old 11-13-2006, 01:30 AM   #6
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Ok here's my situation
its very similar however, I ssh into a linux box at home from work (using putty on windows xp).
I need to transfer files from that linux box to my work computer, sftp doesnt work because its windows!
any ideas?

EDIT---> Don't worry I found a sftp client for windows if you're looking go here >
and choose your closest mirror

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