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How to copy a file from another computer using SCP (SSH copy)

I needed a file from a friend's computer. I could log in using VNC, but as my friend suggested, I used SCP which is SSH copy.

This is how to copy a file from a remote machine to your local machine using terminal:

scp username@host:/Users/path/to/remoteFile /Users/nur/Desktop/targetFolder

Input the correct user's password and you get a copy of the file to your target folder!

Hopefully this tutorial will save you time copying files from a remote computer to your own computer.