I have Ubuntu 10.04 running through VMPlayer. And I have another machine (Asus RT-N16 router). I am able to connect to the router with telnet and see its file system. How can I copy the file from the local machine (file is /home/user/helloworld-c) to the router (folder */tmp/mnt/discb_1*)?
Is there possibility to connect via SSH? Maybe you should consider "scp" utitlity. It's very simple, look to the manual page:
The very basic usage:
scp remote_user@remote_host:/path/to/remote/file /path/to/local/file
and vice versa:
scp /path/to/local/file remote_user@remote_host:/path/to/remote/file
To copy a non empty directory from the remote computer to your computer:
scp -r firstname.lastname@example.org:/home/vrc/Desktop/www /home/ourusername/Desktop
To copy a file just exclude the
scp email@example.com:/home/vrc/Desktop/file1 /home/ourusername/Desktop
To copy from your computer to the remote computer, just switch the location and destination in the previous example.
For more info do
Another way you can do: ( via pem file )
If you want to use
pem file and you are
1. root user:
sudo scp -i ~/servers/your-key.pem ~/your-local-source-path/your-local-file.txt firstname.lastname@example.org:/you-server-destination-path/
note the colon
: between server
IP and destination path.
if I can't logged in with
root user, see step 2.
2. standard user:
suppose you are
ubuntu user with standard privileges.
sudo scp -i ~/servers/your-key.pem ~/your-local-source-path/your-local-file.txt email@example.com:/home/ubuntu/
this will put the file in home directory. then login to remote sever with standard user. and do
you'll switched to
root user. then move the file to destination directory
mv /home/ubuntu/your-local-file.txt /you-server-destination-path/your-local-file.txt
I often encounter this problem, therefore sharing an alternative way to get the job done !