The PuTTY suite includes two programs for copying your files securely between machines. PSCP is a noninteractive program much like scp, and PSFTP is an interactive program inspired by ftp. You can use pscp (secure copy) and psftp (secure FTP) at the Windows XP Command Prompt. To copy a file with pscp, use:
pscp username @ host:path"
pscp file.txt email@example.com:MyDocuments/.
I was playing around with pscp and encounted with an error:
ssh_init: Network error: Cannot assign requested address
1. It looks like pscp is using port 0 by default and mentioning the port allowed copying the file.
C:\temp>pscp myfie.txt firstname.lastname@example.org:/home/test/ ssh_init: Network error: Cannot assign requested address
2. So I tries to provide the port number on the command line with “-P” option:
C:\temp>pscp -P 22 myfie.txt email@example.com:/home/test/ The server's host key is not cached in the registry. You have no guarantee that the server is the computer you think it is. The server's ssh-ed25519 key fingerprint is: ssh-ed25519 255 45:35:11:23:5d:10:e2:e3:60:6a:c9:06:bb:74:ad:34 If you trust this host, enter "y" to add the key to PuTTY's cache and carry on connecting. If you want to carry on connecting just once, without adding the key to the cache, enter "n". If you do not trust this host, press Return to abandon the connection. Store key in cache? (y/n) yes firstname.lastname@example.org's password: myfie.txt | 0 kB | 0.0 kB/s | ETA: 00:00:00 | 100% C:\temp>
If you are going to copy files from Linux “down” to your Windows system, you need a program that will run on Windows. The creator of PuTTY made PSCP.EXE for precisely that purpose: to implement scp for Windows.