Here is an overview of commands you can use when handling file transfers in Linux
Due to the fact that is a beginners article, it will just be the most basic information.
I do plan to release future articles adding more details about these commands and how to actually use them.
Since I already made this article into a tweet, you can also check that out here.
Seb 👩🏻💻🇧🇦File Transfer Commands in Linux 🧵💻
An overview of commands you can use when handling file transfers in Linux 📁➡️💻05:37 AM - 18 Aug 2021
'ftp' stands for 'file transfer protocol'. You can use this, but this is an insecure way of transferring files to and from a host because when you enter your username and password it will travel over the network in plain text
'sftp' stands for 'secure file transfer protocol'. This is the secure way of transferring. Using stfp will provide a higher level of transfer protection
'scp' copies files to and from a host in a secure way.
This command is considered outdated by some people and companies. It works, but use at your own discretion!
'rsync' is used to synchronize files and directories between two machines over a remote shell.
'ssh' is used to securely log onto a remote host. You can 'ssh' into a remote system using SSH keys or password authentication.
This one technically is not a file transfer command but I believe it is important when it comes to it.
annddd that is all! I do plan to post more longer tutorials and informational articles in the future!
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