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Command Line Scp From linux(+BSD) to Windows.

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i traveling and wanted to copy over my logs to find out what was happening on my server. didn’t want to install a client like filezilla or another GUI. Using the command line SCP utility, you can grab remote files securely over SSH. You can grab the executable from http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html (pscp.exe is what you want) then, in the command line on the windows client machine, type something like this:

pscp -r -P 22 jimmy@johnscomputer.com:/home/jimmy/stuff "c:\documents and settings\jimmy\Desktop"

The “-r” makes it grab the whole folder, and everything under. the “-P” specifies a port (mostly useful if you aren’t using 22. make sure it is capital).

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