Published Nov 07 2021
I’ve had the need to transfer a file I had on a server.
I was connected through SSH and I didn’t want to setup the SFTP connection (and I didn’t know if the SFTP connection was allowed), so I opened another terminal window and used the command
Here’s the syntax:
scp -i /.ssh/yourkey USER@SERVER:/path-to-file/on/server.txt ./
Swap USER and SERVER with your server details, and also
/path-to-file/on/server.txt with the path of the file. And use your SSH key path.
This will download the file in the same folder you are in, because I specified
./. You can change it to any folder on your computer.
I wrote an entire book on this topic 👇