File Transfer

Command-line File Transfer

Transfering files to the cluster-host is done using the secure copy (scp) command issued from the local host. To copy a file to the cluster machine

$ scp filename username@cluster-host.pcc.amnh.org:/home/username

A copy of the file with the same name will be placed in the user's specified directory on the cluster machine unless a new filename is specified.

To retrieve a file from the cluster-host to your local host

$ scp username@cluster-host.pcc.amnh.org:/home/username/filename .

A copy of the file with the same name will be placed on the local machine unless a new filename is specified. The period (.) at the end of the last command means ‘put the file here’, i.e. in the working directory on the local host.

GUI File Transfer

If you have a graphical interface, you can use the drag-in-drop feature to transfer files between the local host and the cluster. Click here to see an example of a Fugu interface