Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Transfer directories between computers using SSH and tar at Johnny Chadda .se

Transfer directories between computers using SSH and tar at Johnny Chadda .se

Now here is a usefull tip for all us Linux ssh lovers:

When I need to transfer lots of files or directories between computers, I usually use tar and ssh together. Last time I used it however, I realized that perhaps not everyone knows how to do this.

The procedure is very simple, and a full command could look something like this:

tar -cf - directory/ | ssh my.other.computer tar -xf - -C /destination/

Simple huh? If you want compression, just add z for gzip or j for bzip2 to both tar statements. This could be necessary if you are planning to do this over slow lines.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Enjoy some videos after reading the blog!

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