how can I see my web files without using git?

Posted September 14, 2014 2.6k views

I have to do this for a class and I want to see my web files so I can understand how this works and also get access to a file I need. How do I do this without git?

also unfortunately I cant use ftp because we were required to use an ssh key for authentication and not a password

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SFTP can be configured to use SSH keys for authentication. Check out:

by Justin Ellingwood
SFTP is a secure way to transfer files between local and remote servers. Much more secure than FTP, this protocol uses an SSH tunnel to establish a connection and uses encryption to transfer files in an interactive session.