I am investigating various options for writing a program that can automate download of files on a SSH server. I need it to auomatically log in, navigate to different directories and download all files from there.
However, upon further thinking, it seems to me it may be easier to use puTTy commandline to download all files from various folders to my own Windows computer.
I currently have a root account which I don't really want. (Afraid something can go wrong and I will be to blame.) Could I ask the server administrator to provide me with a limited account only with read priviledge - and only to those directories? Would puTTty still work or does it require something special on the SSH server to work? If so, that would be #1 way for me to solve my client's problem.