I want to do the following:
scp firstname.lastname@example.org:/root/file.txt ~/homecomputer/directory
Instead of taking a file from the server though, I would like to send a file. How do I do this?
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The syntax is:
scp source destination
So this time the source is your local (client) computer and the destination is the remote (server) computer.
If the file you want to send is
~/homecomputer/directory/foobar.txt, then from your local computer you can do:
scp ~/homecomputer/directory/foobar.txt email@example.com:/where/to/put
man scp to get more idea on this.