ssh file transfers - how to?
jayobrien at att.net
Sun Jan 9 18:33:08 PST 2005
I'm using ssh to connect from my local FreeBSD machine to a
distant FreeBSD machine. I want to copy a file structure, i.e.,
a directory and its subdirectories, from the distant machine
to my local machine.
I can do this fine using WS_FTP Pro in Windows, using another
local Windows machine, and then use WS_FTP Pro to copy the files
to the FreeBSD local machine from the Windows computer. It seems
like I should be able to perform the same copy process directly,
from one FreeBSD machine to the other, using ssh.
I can connect to the distant machine just fine using ssh.
For purposes of discussion, I'm logged into the distant machine
as jay at distantmachine.net. I'm logged in to the directory /www/jay
and my localmachine directory (now empty) is /home/www/jay. I want
everything in the www/jay directory on distantmachine to be copied
as the home/www/jay directory on localmachine.
Guidance on the commands and syntax to use will be much appreciated.
My follow-on question is -- Is there a way to synchronize the local
machine with the distant machine if changes are made on the distant
machine, and vice-versa, on a generic basis, i.e. "distantmachine
is now the master, correct localmachine to agree"?
Rio Linda, California USA
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