Monthly Archives: October 2015

Shortcut to remote hostname via SSH

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I often need to remotely connect to my workstation in the lab via ssh. Each time I log in, I found myself retyping the command: ssh user@workstation.subnet.someserver.edu which could be quite tedious. In one of my previous blog post, I have already outlined how we can securely connect to a remote terminal without having to re-type the password each time… Read more »

rsync to transfer files

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A good way to transfer files between machines via the network would be to use rsync. Simply issue the command : rsync -avzPh /source/folder/ user@server.url:/destination/folder/ rsync is usually much faster than another linux command scp (secure copy) because the latter basically reads the source file and writes it to the destination. It performs a plain linear copy, locally, or over… Read more »