Obtaining and Using PSCP at the NBER
PSCP is a freeware SCP (Secure CoPy) program for the Windows command
line processor. You can use this program instead of FTP for copying files
to or from the Unix servers at the NBER offices. FTP is not allowed from
clients outside nber.org to servers inside the firewall because FTP leaves
passwords in plain-text and vulnerable to eavesdropping. PSCP should work
with any host supporting SSH, not just at NBER.
This is an alternative
to using the http based facility at http://users.nber.org/~userid or
- Download PSCP here.
- Save pscp.exe somewhere on your hard drive. C:\windows\ is a good location in the
default execution path.
- The command line syntax is:
- pscp [options] [user@]host:source target
- pscp [options] source [source...] [user@]host:target
-p preserve file attributes
-q quiet, don't show statistics
-r copy directories recursively
-v show verbose messages
-P port connect to specified port
-pw passw login with specified password
source or target may be a pathname or a ~userid/filename (on the Unix side). You will
be prompted for the password of `user'. This is an old-fashioned
command line program - you need to open a DOS window to run it.
Copying files from your UNIX host to your Windows PC.
- In order to copy a file from your UNIX host to your Windows PC your command
line would look like this:
- pscp username@yourhost:file.foo c:\temp\file.foo
- This command line copies "file.foo" located in your home directory on your UNIX host
to the temp directory on your C:\ drive.
Copying files from your Windows PC to our UNIX host.
- In order to copy a file from your Windows PC to your our Unix host your
command line would look like this:
- pscp -v c:\"my documents"\file.foo firstname.lastname@example.org:file.foo
- This command line copies "file.foo" located in the "my documents" directory
on your C:\ drive to your home directory on our Unix cluster.
- Remember: Backslashes (\) for your DOS and Windows files and
forward slashes (/) for your UNIX files.
For more on PSCP see the PuTTY homepage.
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