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copyinga remote file

Tharaka Peiris

Joined: Jan 05, 2011
Posts: 11

I want to copy a remote file to local machine.... can anybody help me how to do that?
Its mysql dump file.
Paul Clapham

Joined: Oct 14, 2005
Posts: 19115

There are several ways, depending on how you can access this "remote" machine. You didn't say anything about that and yet that's the entire point of the question. So... what are the ways in which you can access that machine?
Tharaka Peiris

Joined: Jan 05, 2011
Posts: 11

Sorry for that.. I can access the machine using the IP... I think IP is enough, isn't it?

thank you
William Brogden
Author and all-around good cowpoke

Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 12868
No, it is not enough, you need a cooperating process on the remote machine. Also, any system connected to the internet is likely to have a firewall or other security precautions.

Just imagine what would happen if anybody could reach into your file system with just your IP address.

FTP is a well known approach for file transfers, but your choices depend on what the remote machine permits.

Consider Paul's rocket mass heater.
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