[ubuntu-uk] Help needed with ssh

danattwood danattwood at googlemail.com
Wed Jul 15 09:05:01 BST 2009

John wrote:
> On 15/07/2009 02:10, William Anderson wrote:
>> John Matthews wrote:
>>> Hi its me again, it seems I might be having a few problems with my 
>>> Ubuntu, as I cant get my files recognised when trying to use commands. 
>>> Most likely me not understanding how its done.
>> It would be more useful to know what you're actually trying to do and at
>> what point you're running aground :)
>> -n
> I am a complete novice. I have managed to find my way to the server 
> tree, at laest for one of my sites.
> I think things like navigating round the site,
> calling up files or folders,
> somebody mentioned how to make a copy/backup of anything I do on the 
> site, so I have to do that. I use nano as the text editor.
> Copying files, pasting them from one place to another.
> Uploading files, then installing the into the correct folders.
> Writig to files.
> Permissions on those files.
> When it talks about pointing to a file for a program to work, giving 
> that file permissions.
> What I need is for somebody to show me how to do it, so that can see 
> and copy the commands to learn.
> Somebody told me to get into the site using the Places, but that only 
> takes me to one place, I need to be able to get into the Tree, so that 
> I can see what is there Hopefully that makes sense.
> Its is basically a teaching session.
> Hope that helps.
> John
You could try using a program like filezilla which works just like a 
standard ftp program but will let you use sftp so it's nice and secure. 
This will let you naviagte the 'tree', move files around and set 
permissions etc. When set up correctly the places menu can work in 
exactly the same way.

Or how about finding out about you local lug and popping in to one of 
their meets. I'm sure someone there will give you quick lesson on using 
the places menu and ssh


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