I have a file in my Linux work computer that I need on my personal Mac laptop and I wanted to know how I could get that to my mac computer. I can't email it to myself because it's a dmg file and it's too large via email. How can I send this file to myself using terminal commands? Also I have no administrative capabilities so I can't use sudo

  • Are the two machines on the same network and can you use scp?
    – Kusalananda
    Aug 29, 2017 at 17:23

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You can use rsync -avz --progress /path/to/file user@host:/path/to/destination or scp /path/to/file user@host:/path/to/destination

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