SSH Commands and dreamhost file structure


#1

Is there somewhere where I can get a list of commands I can use in the Putty SSH client and the file structure so I can start uploading files on to my client?


#2

well… it’s linux.
Search linux command on google.

But if you want to manage files, use a software like winscp, it’s a lot easier.


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#3

The following two links might be useful.

http://www.wiki.dreamhost.com/index.php/Shell_Commands
http://www.ss64.com/bash/

The file/directory structure is fairly simple. You have your home directory and within this will be separate web accessable sub-directory for each of your domains (or sub-domains), by default these sub-directories are named the same as your domain (eg: mydomain.com).

Normally, you would use an FTP client to upload your files to DreamHost, not an SSH client. DreamHost provides a web-based FTP client for those that do not have access to a ‘real’ FTP client.

http://webftp.dreamhost.com/

Mark


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#4

Dude -

SSH isn’t just the “Window” to your server. It talks with your server and lets you see what you are doing on your server. When you log in through Putty/ssh or other ssh (protocol, like ftp or http) client you are dropped in something called your “shell” - it’s like CMD but it’s for a machine running linux. Usually this is a program called “bash”.

Type “man” for a little help.

Type “man” and then a command name for help with that command.

Type “man -k keyword” for an idea of the commands that you can put after man for more details.

Beyond that - Google like the wind.

Have fun and remember that if you do anything really HEAVY you might be affecting the other users on your server.

Good luck!

Wholly


#5

these are some cool commands but what is the command to send or upload a file from my C:\My Documents folder to the /yourdomain.com folder on my host or upload mulitple files? Also, what is the command to download files from the host folder?


#6

I would suggest using an FTP client to do this, unless you have some reason why you must do it via SSH.

Mark


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