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Transferring Files To/From Your Linux Account
To/From Personal Machines
scp: Secure CoPy
If you use Linux or Mac at home, you can Secure CoPy or
scp your files to and from the Linux machines.
scp works similar to the cp command:
scp <source> <dest>
where either the source or the destination can be a remote location, in the form
scp thisfile email@example.com:path/to/destlocation/
If you want to copy a whole directory, use the
-r option, just as in the cp command.
sftp: Secure FTP
You could also use Secure FTP (File Transfer Protocol) to transfer files.
You can use an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) tool, such as SmartFTP.
fred.cs.wlu.edu with your username and password for the Linux machines. You can then use the GUI to transfer your files from your home machine to your Linux account and back.
- FileZilla is a free, open-source, cross-platform FTP client. Connect to a machine accessible from outside the W&L network (fred + .cs.wlu.edu) at port number 22, using your username and password for the Linux machines. Choose to trust the machine.
Changing File Formats
On Linux, you can automatically change plain text files formatted for Mac or DOS to Unix using the commands
man to learn how to use the commands.