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I have a Mac mini at home that I can SSH into and access via VNC (over SSH). What's the best way to transfer files from the Mac mini to my local machine. I assume there is a way to do this in Terminal but I haven't been able to get it to work.

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Connect to your Mac Mini using SFTP with Cyberduck.

Cyberduck SFTP

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from your local machine:

scp acct_name@your.macmini:/path/to/file local_file
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scp++ (I can't just write "scp++" so I had to add this text as filler) –  macek Feb 5 '10 at 22:34

One word: ExpanDrive

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scp is easy and great for quick copies. If you're looking for bigger copying jobs to synchronize directories or multiple files, learn about rsync

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If you want to do it over the Terminal, you could use the scp command-line utility that transfers files over SSH. If you look at the manpage for scp you will find out examples on how to use it.

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