Download a file Linux to windows using SSH

Here we will discuss the way to copy files from linux server to windows machine by using SSH using windows command line.


pscp <Path_To_Source_File> <Path_to_Destination>


and examples are as below

  1. Example command to copy file from local machine to server
pscp C:\Users\chandra\Documents\data.ext [email protected]:/data/chandra 
  1. Example command from server to local machine
 pscp [email protected]:/data/chandra C:\Users\chandra\Documents\data.ext 

The major Advantage of using pscp command is that it gives facility to connect to your linux server using SSH details. It gives alternate of scp and rsync command of linux with the flexibility to use it in windows environment.


The drawback/disadvantage of using pscp command is that you can’t run multiple commands together. Although creating a batch file could be an option.

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Chandra Shekhar

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