I was wondering whether there's a way to copy files from remote server to localhost after i had already "ssh"ed into the remote host? i.e. after ssh: "scp file @local:~" (I know about scp user@remote:~/ . It's not what i'm looking for)

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In recent versions of ssh, you can reuse a connection. See How To Reuse SSH Connection To Speed Up Remote Login Process.

  • Just stepped by accidently; pretty cool things. Didn't know that! +1
    – Phil
    Commented Jan 25, 2013 at 10:58
  • Really nice feature, but how is this answering the question? Commented Nov 13, 2015 at 10:15

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