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scp filename user@ip_address:/location will copy a file from my local computer to a remote computer... However I need to copy a file from the remote computer back to the local computer.

Is there any way to specify to pull a certain file down from a remote computer via ssh?

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It's just the oposite way, like any copy/move command.

scp user@ip_address:/location/to/file /location

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