Daniel de Castro

How can I copy files from the university into my computer?

You will need a scp (that makes copy over ssh) software. Most of Unix-based operating systems include this by default, and by that I am saying that if you use pretty much any distribution of Linux or MacOS-X.. yes, you are covered!

To copy you use the following command:

scp USER@csc.cpsc.ucalgary.ca:PATH DEST


  • USER is your CPSC account
  • PATH is where your file is (starting from the home directory for your account)
  • DEST is where you want to copy your files to (in your local machine)

Windows people, I didn't forget about you. Myself, I have installed Pscp (from Putty) for secure copy. But you can find other softwares for the same purpose. If you want to try it, go to the Putty Download Page. For Pscp, you will just substitute scp forĀ  pscp in the command line above.

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