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Tip of the Trade: ssh-xfer for Transferring Files

Oct 23, 2008, 20:31 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Juliet Kemp)

"ssh-xfer uses the local SSH agent to transfer files using an existing connection. It can also do this over multiple connections: So if you've sshed into desktop A and then through that to server B, ssh-xfer will allow you to transfer a file directly from server B to your local machine. To make this work, you must patch your ssh-agent locally, and install the ssh-xfer binary remotely. Note that it is limited in that you can transfer files only from the remote machine to the local machine, not vice versa."

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