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do you know how I could transfer all files with a particular extension (ex. txt files) from a server and keep the folder sctructure using SSH Secure File Transfer?

I'm using Win 7 Pro 64-bit, and I do have some advanced knowledge in computing (if that's required).

EDIT: Just in case anyone sees this question, I couldn't find a way to do it (though I know there's some way to do it) with SSH, but I was able to achieve the same thing with FileZilla, using the Filter options.

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What do you mean by file of the same type? –  heavyd Oct 2 '13 at 15:40
Thanks for editing the question, it seems file 'type' makes way more sense in portuguese than in english. –  Bruno Hebling Vieira Oct 2 '13 at 16:52

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SSH alone does not transfer files but it allows transferring a stream of data and running commands on the remote computer.

This means that you can use any utility which will transform your files into a stream of data pass the stream through SSH and on the other end do the reverse process - extract the files from the stream. Below is an example with tar.

find /source/path -iname "*.ext" -print0 |
  tar --null -cf- -T- |
  ssh user@machine "tar -xf- -C /path/to/extract"

The command sequence can be on single line I added newlines for better readability. Probably only GNU tar has the --null and -T options.

If you do not have the suitable tools on your Windows you can install for example Cygwin.

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