ssh file transfers - how to?

Jeremy Faulkner gldisater at
Sun Jan 9 18:44:34 PST 2005

Jay O'Brien wrote:
> 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 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. 

scp -r jay at /home/www/jay

Jeremy Faulkner	<gldisater at>

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