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  1. #1

    Anyway to ssh to a remote server and save files locally?

    What i would like to do, is connect to a remote linux server using putty on windows, and save files from the remote server to the local windows machine. I would normally just do it over ftp, but because the server requires a secure connection, and the windows machine does not have winscp on it, i have to download the files using an ssh client (putty).

    Anyone know if this can be done?

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    Linux Guru anomie's Avatar
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    Mar 2005
    I don't know enough about putty to answer. Can putty connect to an sftp subsystem? If so, and if the sftp subsystem is enabled on the remote machine, then yes. If no to either, then no.

    P.S. Might be easiest to install a program that can handle scp or sftp if you can.

  3. #3
    Linux Enthusiast
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    Jul 2005
    Actually, you can use PuTTY Secure Copy client (pscp).
    You will need to dowload pscp.exe from
    Then, in Windows, start command prompt, and go to directory where you saved pscp.exe
    Now, for example, you can copy file from Linux server to Windows this way:
    E:\>pscp user@host:/home/user/wget-log E:\wget-log.txt
    Password&#58; <user password on Linux>
    And to copy from Windows to Linux, just do the opposite:
    E&#58;\>pscp E&#58;\wget-log.txt user@host&#58;/home/user/wget-log.txt
    Password&#58; <user password on Linux>
    You can read more about it here

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    neat, i'll check it out. thanks : )

  6. #5
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    Aug 2005
    There are many nice SFTP/SCP clients for Windows, like WinSCP

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