transfer data from one machine to another

Bjoern Schliessmann usenet-mail-0306.20.chr0n0ss at
Sun Mar 4 14:12:01 CET 2007

bahoo wrote:

> I have ssh access to two linux machines (both WITHOUT root
> account), and I'd like to copy data from one to another.
> Since the directory structure is different, I want to specify in a
> script (ideally in python, because that's what I want to learn)
> what to copy over like this:
> source: /home/john/folderA
> destination: /home/smith/folderB
> I'm a newbie on linux and ssh networking and python, so your
> suggestions are welcome! A small working example would be
> appreciated!

On example machine, logged in as john:

scp -r ~/folderA smith at

It's IMHO simpler and quicker than developing the same functionality
in Python. Or is there a simple module I overlooked?



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