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I need to connect my PC to another LAN connected PC and copy some files. How do I do it?

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First, openssh would need to be installed on both systems. You will need sudo privileges to install.

sudo apt-get install openssh-server

Second, obtain the current IP addresses of both machines.

ifconfig -a

Third, from Machine A, where the files you want to copy are located:

scp /mypathtofiles/filename username@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:/mypathtoplacefiles

Substitute, xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx with the target system's IP address.

Note: scp -r may be used to recursively copy directories. It is recommended to review the man scp for additional information.

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