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ssh-xfer: Quickly grabbing files over an existing SSH connection

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 86.150.23.108] on August 09, 2008 02:41 PM
If the file is reasonably small you can of course just use uuencode, like the old days. Works for binary files too:

cat myfile | compress | uuencode

... stuff appears in your terminal. copy/paste it to a file, then just uncompress the file and uuencode that. Your terminal buffer must be big enough to contain the file and fast enough scrolling so you aren't waiting forever. And you need some arguments on the uuencode command too I think, can't remember them now.

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