how to transfer files between 2 linux computers

Jonesy gmane at
Wed Dec 7 20:54:43 UTC 2011

On Wed, 7 Dec 2011 22:19:03 +0530, Abhishek Dixit wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 7:12 PM, Frank <mailinglists at> wrote:
>> Why not use SSHFS ?
>> sshfs is perfect for anyone with multiple computers; using it is quicker
>> and easier than setting up Samba or NFS, and your network transmissions
>> are encrypted like any SSH session.
>> Once again let?s say you?re using a laptop and your files are on a
>> desktop machine. First create a mountpoint on the laptop. I call mine
>> sshfs:
>> carla at laptop:~$ mkdir sshfs
>> Then mount a remote directory like this:
>> carla at laptop:~$ sshfs carla at desktop:/home/carla/stuff sshfs/
> transfer of files in a trusted network such as home and if connection
> is encrypted then it takes much more time because due to encryption
> network latency increases so file transfer becomes slow.So I do not
> want to use this method.
> I have 2 laptops at home and some times watch movies or files from one
> to other laptop at such times doing an ftp etc becomes irritating.
> How ever in windows if I do I can simply drag and drop which is what I want.

Using split screen in konqueror: fish:// to the remote directory in one 
screen, and navigate to the local dir/ in the other screen.   
Drag'n-drop -- and much more.

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