Commands tagged file transfer (7)


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    ssh HOST cat < LOCALFILE ">" REMOTEFILE
    Mandark · 2009-12-22 16:35:34 1
  • This will move a folder and merge it with another folder which may contain duplicates. Technically it's just creating hardlinks of everything in the folder, and after it's done, delete the source (with rm -r source/ ) to complete the move. This is much faster than, for example, using rsync to merge folders which would actually copy the entire contents and so for a lot of files would take much longer. This uses macutils gcp port of cp so it can be used on osx/MacOS. If using in linux or some unix where cp includes the ability to create links with -l you can just use cp instead of gcp.


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    gcp -r -l source/ destination/
    fivestones · 2017-02-09 23:48:38 0
  • Nice command for when you don't have scp available for whatever reason. Works with binaries.


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    cat LOCALFILE | ssh HOST "cat > REMOTEFILE"
    eataudio · 2011-02-03 05:29:06 1
  • cat didn't seem to work with binaries to well for me, the above command seemed to do the trick. Opps should be pointed out its going through a "hop" box (which is why I was searching here in first place), only need the last bit (after the -t) if doing it directly from one box to another...


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    ssh username1@servername1 -t ssh username2@servername2 uuencode -m testfile1.tar - | uudecode > testfile1.tar
    djt78 · 2013-01-28 17:06:00 0
  • Functionally the same as the Microsoft Robocopy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robocopy) command below but with the benefits of compression and optionally specifying a user. robocopy /e [//host]/source/path [//host]/destination/path Options: -a: archive mode - rescursive, copy symlinks as symlinks, preserve permissions, preserve modification times, preserve group, preserve owner, preserve device files and special files -hh: Numbers in human-readable K=1024 format. Single "h" will produce human-readable K=1000 format -m: don't copy empty directories -z: use compression (if both source and destination are local it's faster to omit this) --progress: Shows progress during the transfer and implies --verbose (verbose output) --stats: Summary after the transfer stops Show Sample Output


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    rsync -ahhmz --progress --stats [[user@]host:]/source/path/ [[user@]host:]/destination/path/
    juangmorales · 2014-11-13 18:52:45 0

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    cat file | ssh user@remotehost "cat > file"
    luckyone777 · 2017-07-26 20:36:02 0
  • I have come across multiple situations where I could only get to a server from a very restrictive bounce point which would not allow file transfers. I was able to uuencode a file, copy the output to a text file over putty, and then uudecode the file to transfer it. This works with any kind of file. Show Sample Output


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    uuencode -m <filename> <filename>
    leprasmurf · 2009-12-22 15:28:59 0

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