I am trying to upload local files to server by using Putty or SSH but not getting upload there.
Is there any direct method to upload file from local to server from Linux terminal without using FTP etc ?
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scp (secure copy) like this:
scp [source file] [username]@[destination server]:.
Of course replace the bracketed
[destination server] to match your local settings. So if the file was
cool_stuff.txt and your username on the remote sever is
sanjeev and the destination sever is
example.com, the command would be:
scp cool_stuff.txt firstname.lastname@example.org:.
And the source could also be remote so you could do this to do the opposite of the above example:
scp email@example.com:cool_stuff.txt .
That command would copy the remote file
cool_stuff.txt to whatever local directory you are in. And if you are doing this with multiple files, just use a wildcard (
*) like you would for a normal
. just indicates the immediate directory path; such as the one you are in right at the moment you run the command or the immediate path that the remote user on the destination server has. But you could also specify a path like
/this/path/right/here in the local to remote example:
scp cool_stuff.txt firstname.lastname@example.org:/this/path/right/here
Or the remote to local example right here:
scp email@example.com:cool_stuff.txt /this/path/right/here
Now if the remote server does not allow SSH and only SFTP, then SFTP is the way to go. But
scp is very useful when you want to just toss a file and not do the whole SFTP process manually from the command line.
When login to remote server is through ssh key, we can use
-i flag to pass our key to the server:
scp -i /path/to/.ssh/id_rsa path/to/file/myFiles.gz myServer.com:/folder/on/server
scp -i <identity_file> <src_file> <user>@<server>:<dest_file>
Selects the file from which the identity (private key) for public key authentication is read.
This option is directly passed to ssh(1).
To add on to Jake’s answer, you could specify a location—instead of just
.—to copy to by adding the path at the end of the URL as:
scp /path/to/file username@servername/ip:/destination/folder/