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Get file from remote system

Terminal - Get file from remote system
scp [email protected]|ipaddress:/directory/path .
2013-10-23 12:35:18
User: Dhinesh
Functions: scp
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Get file from remote system

scp [email protected]:/directory/path .

Get the file from the remote system

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Terminal - Alternatives

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What others think

This is too specific

scp [email protected]:/directory/path .

is more acceptable

Comment by snipertyler 162 weeks and 3 days ago

Changed to general format.

Comment by Dhinesh 162 weeks and 2 days ago

Hostnames can be used instead of IP addresses derived from DNS or /etc/hosts entries. So [email protected]/IP is what the original post was getting at. It's nit picking, but this is a very basic command.

I do think that this command is still very useful useful for someone without a lot of command line experience.

Comment by sonic 162 weeks ago

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