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Download a file securely via a remote SSH server

Terminal - Download a file securely via a remote SSH server
scp $user@$server:$path/to/file .
2010-08-02 16:26:10
User: burned
Functions: scp
-4
Download a file securely via a remote SSH server

Alternatives

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Terminal - Alternatives
file=ftp://ftp.gimp.org/pub/gimp/v2.6/gimp-2.6.10.tar.bz2; ssh server "wget $file -O -" > $PWD/${file##*/}
2010-08-02 15:59:45
User: michaelmior
Functions: file ssh
Tags: ssh bash download
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This command will download $file via server. I've used this when FTP was broken at the office and I needed to download some software packages.

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What others think

This does something different from the command I posted. scp of course only allows you to copy files which are present on the remote server. The command I posted will allow fetching any URL.

Comment by michaelmior 220 weeks and 2 days ago

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