how to transfer files between 2 linux computers

Colin Law clanlaw at
Wed Dec 7 11:29:09 UTC 2011

On 7 December 2011 11:24, Abhishek Dixit <abhidixit87 at> wrote:
> I want to know for computers at my home I want to transfer files
> between them.I have used sftp,ssh on my office machines but here at my
> home I do not want to do an ssh for a movie file which is 4.2 Gb in
> size.Is it possible some how to do so without doing an ssh to the
> server? I may not be aware of the name of some thing which can do this
> so please let me know.

rsync is probably the way to go.  Alternatively setup file sharing
using samba and then you can just drag and drop between the shared
directories in nautilus.


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