I believe Window SCP can do it, but I want to know if there is a command which I can use to transfer a file from my laptop to my unix account in school.
I will be using putty.
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you'd need to use pscp which is part of the putty package
the commands will be
So to copy the file foo.txt in the directory /path/to/ from the server example.com as user fred to the file c:\temp\bat.txt, you would type:
I'd rather use cyberduck with scp tho, its graphical and a lot easier
The best to do first is to ask to your school Unix System Administrator. He is the best person to give you the advice on this subject. Right?
If the "U.S.A." ask you to use PuTTy here's an excellent tutorial from GHacks: putty tutorial from Ghacks:
About PuTTy and Tutorials, including a PuTTy Tutorial