I am new to unix - please help me


 
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I am totally new to unxi and i was just wondering what command (if any) I need to upload files into my home directory on my shell.

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Ewan
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<P>Your question is not really clear, however I will try to answer. There are myriad ways to transfer files to UNIX platforms. The most common is FTP (file transfer protocol); however for FTP to work you need to have a good solid knowledge of IP networking to get the two hosts to correctly FTP. This includes setting up your network cards, insuring both machines have the right drivers or kernal build, configuration IP networking, etc. This is not an easy task for a novice. <P>

Another way to is write the files to CDROM on one platform and to mount the CDROM on the UNIX platform and copy them over. To do this you must have knowledge on how to burn data CDROMs, the formats (ISO 9660, et al), and how to mount ISO9660 CDROMS on UNIX. This is not easy for the novice either. <P>


Experience users are adepts at both and I use FTP, HTTP, CDROMs, floppies, etc. depending on the situation. However, in day-to-day file moving and playing, FTP is my bread-and-butter tool. This is the way most UNIX system admins move files around, BTW.
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If you are not an expererienced networking person and have never set up a working IP network, setting up these services between two hosts on your network will be a challenging and rewarding task. If you can explain your exact configuration, including platforms, operating systems, network configurations, etc. we can be of more help.

[Edited by Neo on 10-30-2000 at 09:24 AM]
 

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