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Linux and Mac OSX - scp

If you do your primary work on a Linux or Mac OS X desktop or laptop, you can use the scp command to copy files to and from. Let’s say you’re working from your laptop called fancytop.rit.edu and you want to copy a file called fibonacci.py to ion.rc.rit.edu. On fancytop.rit.edu, open up a terminal session and run:

$ scp ~/mywork/fibonacci.py abc1234@ion.rc.rit.edu:~/fibonacci.py

(where abc1234 is your RIT username). You can verify that the file transfer was successful by running:

$ ssh abc1234@ion.rc.rit.edu "cat ~/fibonacci.py"

If you want to copy a whole directory of work to our systems, use the -r option:

$ scp -r ~/mywork abc1234@ion.rc.rit.edu:~/copied-work-dir

You can check that this was successful by running:

$ ssh abc1234@ion.rc.rit.edu "ls ~/copied-work-dir"

You can copy output files from your experiments back to fancytop.rc.rit.edu by using the same commands in reverse. From the prompt on fancytop run:

$ scp -r abc1234@ion.rc.rit.edu:~/copied-work-dir/output-files/ .
$ ls -alh output-files

 

 

Mac OSX - CyberDuck

There is a graphical utility for transferring files to and from Linux systems (such as the Research Computing compute nodes) called CyberDuck.

Steps:

  • Download CyberDuck and install it.
  • Start up the application. When prompted:
    • Select SFTP
    • Enter your RIT credentials for username and password
    • For the hostname specify ion.rc.rit.edu.

Transferring files to and from RC systems should be straightforward after that.

 

 

Windows - WinSCP

Much like Fugu for Max OSX, there is a graphical utility for Windows for transferring files to and from Linux systems like those of Research Computing.

Steps:

  • Download WinSCP and install it.
  • Start up the application. When prompted:
    • Enter your RIT credentials for username and password
    • For the hostname specify ion.rc.rit.edu.

Transferring files to and from RC systems should be straightforward after that.