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039. I have two Linux boxes but they're not networked. What's a good way to transfer data from one to another.




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This article is from the the Brief Linux FAQ (BLFAQ) Maintained by Neil Zanella nzanella@ganymede.cs.mun.ca

039. I have two Linux boxes but they're not networked. What's a good way to transfer data from one to another.

Get a bunch of floppies (one might be enough) and use:

$ tar cvMf /dev/fd0 <file/directory to be archived>

move the floppies to the other PC's floppy drive and do a:

$ tar xvMf /dev/fd0

Alternatively you can use the "split" command to split your file into many files of a particular size with the "-b" option, copy them to a floppy with a DOS file system with "mcopy", move the floppies to the other PC, copy them to the hard drive and redirect the output of "cat" to merge them.

 

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