How to copy a file from a remote server to a local Linux machine?
In my terminal shell, I ssh'ed into a remote server, and I cd to the directory I want.
Now in this directory, there is a file called table that I want to copy to my local machine /home/me/Desktop.
How can I do this?
I tried scp table /home/me/Desktop but it gave an error about no such file or directory.
Does anyone know how to do this?
The syntax for scp is:
If you are on the computer from which you want to send file to a remote computer:
scp /file/to/send username@remote:/where/to/put
Here the remote can be an FQDN or an IP address.
On the other hand, if you are on the computer wanting to receive file from a remote computer:
scp username@remote:/file/to/send /where/to/put
scp can also send files between two remote hosts:
scp username@remote_1:/file/to/send username@remote_2:/where/to/put
So the basic syntax is:
scp username@source:/location/to/file username@destination:/where/to/put
You can read the manual of scp command for more details, view manual using below command