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Transferring files between the TCC and your MacOS system
As of January 2008, the TCC no longer permits file transfers
using ftp (File Transfer Protocol). This protocol
is not secure for the transfer of sensitive information.
Use the sftp protocol, which is password-protected
Follow this procedure to move files from your system running MacOS
to your TCC account using the sftp protocol.
- We recommend the open-source fugu
application. For installation and instructions, see the
- If you have a lot of files to transfer, first create an
archive file that combines into a single file all the files
you want to transfer. See `Making archive files in MacOS'.
- Start up fugu. You will see
your files displayed on the left-hand side of the panel.
- On the right-hand side of the panel, enter the remote
host name in the Connect to: field.
A good choice is "sftp.nmt.edu".
- In the Username: field, enter
your TCC user name, and click on Connect.
You may see a message that says “The authenticity
of...can't be established”. If so, click on
- In the Password: field, enter your
- You will now see your files on the remote system on the
right-hand side of the panel. At this point you can:
- Drag files from one side to the other. To move a file
from your system to the TCC, drag from the left side to
the right. To move a TCC file to your machine, drag from
the right side to the left. The file will not be deleted
from its current location; it will simply be copied.
- To move down into a folder on either side, double-click
on the name of the folder.
- To move up to the parent folder, click the up-arrow
icon at the top of the panel.
- To change file permissions on the remote system,
click on the file's name to select it, then click on
the Info icon. A small panel
will appear showing all the permissions for the file;
set or clear the various checkboxes to change the
appropriate permissions. For example, to make a file
world-readable, in the row labeled “Checkboxes for
Others”, make sure the Read
checkbox is set.
- To jump directly to a given directory on either system,
click on the Go To icon. In the
panel that appears, select Locally
for the local system or Remotely
for the remote system. Then enter the path name of the
directory in the Go To: field
and click on Go.
- If you used an archive file, see `Extracting archive files in MacOS'.
Next: File backup: Copying files to removable media in MacOS
See also: File transfer: moving files to or from the TCC
Previous: Extracting archive files in Windows
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Last updated: 2008/01/25 04:53:01 UT