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Transferring Files To/From Your Linux Account
To W&L Windows Accounts
- Open a file manager window
- From the “File” menu, select “Connect to Server”
- Change the Service type to “Windows share”
- The server is mfsacad1.wlu.edu
- The domain name is ad.wlu.edu
- Enter your user name
- Click connect and enter your password
To/From Home Machines
scp: Secure CoPy
If you use Linux or Mac at home, you can Secure CoPy or
scp your files to and from the Linux machines.
scp works similar to the cp command:
scp <source> <dest>
where either the source or the destination can be a remote location, in the form
scp thisfile email@example.com:path/to/destlocation/
If you want to copy a whole directory, use the
-r option, just as in the cp command.
sftp: Secure FTP
You could also use Secure FTP (File Transfer Protocol) to transfer files.
On Windows, you can use an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) tool, such as SmartFTP (although word is that SmartFTP is no longer free).
terras.cs.wlu.edu with your username and password for the Linux machines. You can then use the GUI to transfer your files from your home machine to your Linux account and back.
- FireFTP is a free, secure, cross-platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox.
terras.cs.wlu.edu with your username and password for the Linux machines. Under “Connection”, select “SFTP”. You can then use the GUI to transfer your files from your home machine to your Linux account and back.
Changing File Formats
On Linux, you can automatically change plain text files formatted for Mac or DOS to Unix using the commands
man to learn how to use the commands.