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Copy Files Through an SSH Wormhole!

Here is a fun and useful Linux console hack you might like.

If you use ssh A LOT, maybe you encounter situations where you have a shell that is three or more hops removed your local workstation. And maybe you've been in the situation where there is some file that you need to get from "there" to "here" or vice versa. And you really are annoyed by the thought of scp-ing the file over 3+ hops (and not so lucky that all the keys and permissions in the pipeline enable easy piping through ssh).

Lucky you! In a moment of inspiration, I concocted this ultra-unixy hack to copy the file in ONE hop (more or less). Assuming the file ...

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