Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I came across following instruction to copy a directory to my local machine.

copy the gems from styx server from "‪location/to/the/directory" to your local directory

I know rsync and scp can do the job, but to do that a username on the remote machine is required. How can I work around without a username or can I?

share|improve this question
    
You need a user I think –  Ashtray Sep 3 '13 at 12:05
    
FTP sometimes allows anonymous access. We need more information about the server you're connecting to. –  spinup Oct 22 '13 at 5:10
add comment

1 Answer

The full tutorial is here

Copy file from a remote server to a local computer

rsync -v -e ssh jerry@openbsd.nixcraft.in:~/webroot.txt /tmp

you can use ssh authentication, you won't need password, but always a user, you can create another user for security reasons

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.