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I recieved a large zip file by mail. And I want to download it to my remote server, for which I have only cli access. What can I do in this situation? I'm not running any mail clients in the remote server. And my local internet connection is not dependable for large file transfers.

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Do run a mail client in the remote server. You can use mutt or alpine to connect to the IMAP server and save attachments:

mutt -f imap://user@server/INBOX
alpine -f "{server}INBOX"
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