SSH / SFTP from one machine to another

NoOp glgxg at
Thu Jan 22 03:37:22 UTC 2009

On 01/21/2009 07:22 AM, Brian McKee wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 9:34 AM, Pete Clapham <peteclapham at> wrote:
>> Pete Clapham wrote:
>> Hi, all --
>> Can anybody tell me the syntax by which I would SFTP (or FTP) a complete
>> file hierarchy from one Ubuntu machine to another?
>> Thanks
>> Thanks to all who responded.  SCP is exactly what I wanted.
> If your use case is large or repeated, you might want to also consider
> rsync over ssh - it resumes downloads, and only transfers what's
> changed rather than copying all of it everytime.  The man page is a
> bit intimidating, but the tool is awesome.
> e.g. rsync -avz /path/to/folder username at remotepc:/destination/
> Just a thought
> Brian

That works nicely; however it would be nicer if it showed the progress.
For example if from Nautilus I use 'Connect to Server' using ssh I can
actually monitor the progress & determine approximately how long the
remainder of the transfer will be. I've not been able to do that with

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