ssh file transfers - how to?

Jay O'Brien jayobrien at
Sun Jan 9 19:35:51 PST 2005

Jeremy Faulkner wrote:

> 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


That works like a champ. Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!

Wow. There's so much to learn.


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