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    Easiest way to transfer files on a network?


    Ok, i have a 4gb file on my linux box, i would like to get that computer on my 2 other computers, and easily be able to get it back. whats the fastest/easiest way i could do this?

    edit: 2 linux comps 1 windows

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    I always use scp to transfer files from one computer to another.

    here is a link to the man page.

    the benefit of scp is that it can recursively copy files unlike a program like sftp which is good for one big file.
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    You'll probably need to use Samba to get it on the Windows computer.
    As mentioned, scp is excellent for one-time transfers. If you're going to be doing a lot of this, go ahead and set up nfs shares.
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    check this for a little discussion of how to scp with a windows box.
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    would setting up a ftp server on one of the windows box's work?

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    I usually use PSCP (PuTTY Secure Copy client) to copy files between Windows and Linux boxes. The largest files I copied were CD images, so you may want to check if there is no size limits on the files that can be transferred with pscp. The command is always issued from Windows command prompt.

    This is very easily done:

    1) Download pscp.exe to a directory in Windows where the file will be copied to/from.
    2) At the command prompt: cd \directory_where_pscp.exe_is_located
    3) To copy file from Linux to Windows, type:
    Code:
    pscp user@IP_of_Linux:/path_to_the_file/filename .
    4) To copy file from Windows to Linux, type:
    Code:
    pscp filename user@IP_of_Linux:/path_to_where_the_file_to_be_copied_to/
    You can read more about pscp in here.

    Hope this helps.

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    xxx@xxx | 2096860 kB | 873.3 kB/s | ETA: 00:40:01 | 49%File size limit exceeded

    Putty has a 2 gig limit

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    Between Linux and Windows boxes I use Samba. However, between Linux boxes I use fish. i.e. fish://user@192.168.1.33 and this will prompt you for the user name and password that you used in place of user. Works like a charm when using Konquerer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a12ctic
    xxx@xxx | 2096860 kB | 873.3 kB/s | ETA: 00:40:01 | 49%File size limit exceeded

    Putty has a 2 gig limit
    Sorry... I should have checked the size limit before suggesting to use putty.

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    can somebody give me an example of how scp works?

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