I’m trying to test some C code that I’m writing. The only issue is that the code needs to be executed on a remote machine.
My laptop is pretty old, and there is no driver for my wireless card available for Ubuntu, so booting into Linux to circumvent this problem isn’t an option.
Here’s my question:
I’m using putty to SSH into the remote machine, and I’m writing my code on Notepad++.
The location of my file is:
My problem is that when I use the command
scp C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\WMU\5260\A2.c ~
I get the error
could not resolve hostname C:. Name or service not known".
I’ve also tried
scp Users\Admin\Desktop\WMU\5260\A2.c ~ which gives me the error
Cannot stat 'Users\Admin\Desktop\WMU\5260\A2.c': no such file or directory
What am I doing incorrectly?
You need to tell
scp where to send the file. In your command that is not working:
scp C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\WMU60\A2.c ~
You have not mentioned a remote server.
: to delimit the host and path, so it thinks you have asked it to download a file at the path
\Users\Admin\Desktop\WMU\5260\A2.c from the host
C to your local home directory.
The correct upload command, based on your comments, should be something like:
C:\> pscp C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\WMU60\A2.c [email protected]:
If you are running the command from your home directory, you can use a relative path:
C:\Users\Admin> pscp Desktop\WMU60\A2.c [email protected]:
You can also mention the directory where you want to this folder to be downloaded to at the remote server. i.e by just adding a path to the folder as below:
C:/> pscp C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\WMU60\A2.c [email protected]:/home/path_to_the_folder/
You can use PSCP to copy files from Windows to Linux.
- Download PSCP from putty.org
- Open cmd in the directory with pscp.exe file
pscp source_file [email protected]:destination_file
pscp sample.txt [email protected]:/mydata/sample.txt
scp priv_key.pem source [email protected]:target if you need to connect using a private key.
or if using pscp then use
pscp -i priv_key.ppk source [email protected]:target
You can use Cmder all what you need to do is add the
bindirectory of cmder to your path in windows and you can use similar syntax of linux such
scp with the following command :
scp [email protected]:/target/path