On my mac, logged in via ssh to a remote host, I am experiencing difficulty transferring files to my laptop from the remote computer in the window where I am ssh'd into the remote computer. Is this supposed to be possible to do? I can't possibly think of why not. In this situation, I can go remote to another remote no problem.
on my local mac machine, if I run:
it returns my hostname - "
hostname" let's say.
Then in the window where I am ssh'd into the remote computer, in a directory with file.txt, I try:
scp file.txt hostname@my_public_IP_address:path_to_destination
This does not even return anything at all. The command line doesn't come back either. Even when I use the -v verbose flag.
for path_to_destination, I have tried a few things:
~/Users/ .... Users/... /Users/... ~/Users/my_name/... Users/my_name/.... /Users/my_name/
where in each case above the "/..." was tried either as "/", "/.../", or "/..." with "..." just continuing the file path specification further. To me, any of these really should work.
If I do "
cd ~" on my mac, and the "
pwd", I get
Could someone kindly tell me either what I am doing wrong here or notify me that what I am trying to do is for some reason forbidden. I just find it strange that it just "hangs up" like this. I have looked around for a few days to try and figure this out with no luck. Thanks...