I am trying to copy a file from my local Mac to my Linux instance running on the Amazon EC2 / AWS Cloud.
I am able to connect to the server via Terminal, but am unable to get my file up to the server.
Here is what I've tried: (yes, I replaced myuser@XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX with the actual server info)
scp /Users/me/Desktop/file.txt myuser@XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX:file.txt
result: Sink: scp: /Users/me/Desktop/file.txt: No such file or directory
scp ~/Users/me/Desktop/file.txt myuser@XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX:file.txt
result: scp: /home/myuser/Users/me/Desktop/file.txt: No such file or directory
So it seems that when I use the ~/Users/ ... it thinks I am trying to copy the file from the server? But when I only use /Users/ ... , it still says it cannot find the file.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
More Info ...
Here are some additional tries I have made, all with the same result:
scp localhost:/Users/me/Desktop/file.txt firstname.lastname@example.org:/home/myuser/file.txt
scp /Users/me/Desktop/file.txt email@example.com:/home/myuser/file.txt
Is there something else I need to do to tell it to grab the file from my desktop machine?
Figured it out ...
Okay, so I was trying to do this while I was already connected to the server. It makes sense to me now, but I was connecting to the server and then trying to move the file.
Thank you for all your help and sorry for the confusion !