Secure Copy (scp) is an easy and powerful tool to use over SSH channel.
Download a remote file
scp -i conn.pem [email protected]:/home/azureuser/output.gz output.gz
Upload a file to remote
scp output.gz -i conn.pem [email protected]:/home/azureuser/output.gz
as you can see from above command, the order of the file determines upload or download.
Additionally, you can use following options to achieve more.
-C – to compresses the file or directory during the copying process.
-P – to specify the SSH port if the default SSH port is not set to 22.
-r – to recursively copies a directory alongside its contents.
–p – to preserves the access and modification times of the file being copied.