Is there a way to transfer files directly from a Mac to another using only Terminal? Perhaps using SSH?
Yes, you can use scp , which basically cp over ssh. It can work either way also, so:
scp ~/Document/Localfile remoteuser@remotemachine:~/Desktop
scp remoteuser@remotemachine:~/Destkop/remotefile ~/Desktop
The first command would copy a file to the remote machine, the second would copy a file from the remote to the local. The syntax is
<user>@<machine or ip>:<file> you can do a
man scp for more switches and options
Here is quick way of copying files using uuencode/uudecode and clipboard.
In terminal, while having connection opened on remote machine:
press CMD + K to clear the window clear; uuencode filename < file
Then select and copy all text from the terminal window (CMD + A, CMD + C). Now open new terminal window, on your local system and do:
Now press CMD + V now to paste uuencoded content of your file. Press CTRL + D after that to finish input to uudecode program. uudecode will create your file locally, under the name 'filename'.