How do I transfer a zipped file from a LAN-based drive to a Linux server? Once it's on the Linux box, how do I unzip it?

July 6, 2017 342 views
Linux Basics

I am able to invoke SFTP on the Linux box. I need to build out an environment and the initial step is getting a zipped file from my U: (LAN drive) onto the Linux box. I have read a lot of the SFTP syntax, particularly the "getfile" info. However, I don't see where it will let me point to a non-Linux source.

What would be the specific syntax that would allow me to tell the Linux box that I want to SFTP the file from the non-Linux source? Thx!!

1 Answer

Hi @ImSureofIT

You can use FileZilla to transfer files to your server via SFTP - it's much easier, since it has a graphical interface.

When you've transferred the file to the server, then you can login via SSH and install unzip.

sudo apt-get install unzip

And then unzip the uploaded file, where /path/to/directory is where you've uploaded to.

cd /path/to/directory
unzip name-of-uploaded-file.zip
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