A bunch of people asked about this on Piazza, so I felt obliged to go ahead and write about it!
Mac and Linux users
I recommend using
scp, a linux command for remote file copy using SSH. If you’re familiar with Unix, you’ll realize that the format for this command is very similar to the
cp Unix command as
scp source destination
For example, let’s say Nobody (
email@example.com) wants to transfer the file
foo.c0 from the
Downloads folder on her local computer to her
15122 folder on Andrew Unix. (Our target andrewid is
nobody, you should replace it with your own)
scp ~/Downloads/foo.c0 firstname.lastname@example.org:~/private/15122/
Conversely, if Nobody has finished editing her code and wants to copy it to the
code folder on her local computer (maybe in order to upload to Autolab), she can use the
scp command again with the source and destination switched, as follows.
scp email@example.com:~/private/15122/foo.c0 ~/code
You can refer to the man page for
scp for more details and options. One very useful option is the
-r flag which is used to copy over folders as opposed to files.
If you’re on a Mac, you can also use Fetch, if you would rather not work on the command line to transfer files.
Not being a Windows user myself (I switched to Mac when I got to college), I recommend you take this advice with a grain of salt, as most of it is hearsay.
WinSCP, I’ve heard, is a very good option. I think it works a lot like Fetch for Mac users. There is ample documentation on the website that should probably get you up to speed on setting it up and using it. It also has good integration with the PuTTY SSH Client, that you’re probably using to SSH into Andrew Unix.