How to download file with SSH using SCP

Posted on: August 5th, 2022
By: Tadeo Lemus

To clarify, you do not need to be connected to the application through SSH. Just be in the folder where you want the files to be downloaded.

scp -P 22 username@hostname:public_html/filename.txt .
  • *Yes, the “P” needs to be uppercase.
  • You will be prompted for the SSH/FTP password after running the command above.

The space with the dot is needed at the end. In the terminal, the dot represents the current folder that you are in.

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