I want to copy my Catalina.out from my Amazon EC2 instance to my local machine. How can I do it?

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You can transfer it using an SCP client. There are SCP clients for most OSes, just Google around.

  • I have found WinSCP438 for Windows 7. Cannot I do it with the SSH session in progess. I don't want to enter my login and pwd in an unknown software. Jul 3, 2012 at 21:29
  • I'm not sure about WinSCP since I don't use it (I'm on Linux), but some SCP clients also have an SSH terminal mode, allowing you to do both SCP and SSH from the same session. Jul 3, 2012 at 21:44
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    WinSCP is not "an unknown software." Sure you can, in your current ssh... Just copy it to your own ftp/smb/afp/etc. server. :)
    – user127350
    Jul 3, 2012 at 22:13
  • @Radoo Thanks. I have asked a related question here superuser.com/questions/444619/… Jul 3, 2012 at 22:21
  • @DavidLevesque AWS is not any normal OS, lots of nuances. The OP question was specific to AWS EC2 instance. By default the usual /var/log/tomcat/ user is Owned from a Linux perspective as the 'tomcat' user on Amazon Linux 2 AMI (at present, granted was not around when the OP asked the question) - Which means it's not straight forward to access. - Similar to Amazon Linux (aka. V1), things are never as straight forward as they should be by using a standard SSH / SCP client. The joys of "the cloud". May 14, 2021 at 22:02

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