March 21, 2014 AT 4:00 am

How to remotely copy files to and from your Raspberry Pi @Raspberry_Pi #piday #raspberrypi

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Trevor Appleton has posted this useful tutorial on his blog on how to transfer files remotely to and from your Raspberry Pi.

Most of the time I remotely log into my Raspberry Pi. Depending on what I am doing I will either SSH into it or VNC into it, which allows me to do almost whatever I would like to.

I say almost as there is a caveat.

What happens when I want to transfer a file to or from the Raspberry Pi?

I have to find a memory stick, plug it into my computer, copy the files onto it, unplug it, plug it into my Raspberry Pi, go back to my computer, copy the files over…

Then if I happen to modify a file and want to transfer it back I go through the whole process again.

What an absolute pain!

There must be a better way… Well you will be pleased to know there is!

The secret is using SSH File Transfer Protocol or SFTP. (SSH stands for Secure Shell.)

Once you know how to use this, and it really is simple, it opens up a whole world of really cool options.

Lets start simple, and work out how to transfer files to and from your Raspberry Pi.

Read the full tutorial here.


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