If you want to transfer one or few files which you have know the location, scp would be enough. SCP example will be HERE
But if do not know the location of the file, and you want to login to browse the directories? consider sftp. Login to sftp is like login to ssh,
Press ? to find all the command that support. The important command is ls, lls, cd, lcd, let and get.
The command that have L (as in lower case) infront, is for local host, which is the host you are from. So lls is to list the files in your host current directory, where ls is to list the remote current directory you login to.
let is sending file from your local host to your remote host current directory, where
get is copy file from remote site to your host.
let myfile.tar.gz get temp.tar.bz2
As simple as that, but bare in mind, sftp is not like ssh, it doesn’t support auto complete, don’t tab to get auto complete. No history, pressing up arrow, do not show you the previous command. No color to indicate the file types, therefore to know which one is directory, use “ls -l”.
To quit, simple type quit or exit.