"This wasn't received as a question but I thought I might share
one of my favorite little tricks (if I can call it that) when using
Linux. In my work, I commonly need to transfer files from one home
computer to another and I've found the quickest and easiest way to
do this is to use Samba, or more specifically smbclient (which is
sometimes a link to smbclient3). For me, typing a bit in a terminal
is much easier than most other methods of transferring files
"In the past it could take a bit of effort to get Samba and the
Samba tools to function properly, but today many distributions set
it up to function almost out-of-the-box (albeit less secure). I've
found that in most distributions all I need to do is set a password
on my main work computer. This is easily done using the smbpasswd
tool. As root (or for Ubuntu users, prefaced with sudo):
smbpasswd , then type in the new password.
"From then on, I can samba into my desktop and drop files as
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