I work in a folder on the server, peyote2 in this case. I can edit files there etc, we all know that. However I have there a pdb file (RNA 3D structure) that to view I have to download it to my computer.

What would be the easiest way to do it?

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Make sure that dired-dwim-target is set to t, split the frame in two windows, open a local directory in the other window with dired where you want the copy to land, mark the file that you want to copy with C on the remote directory, check that the destination is correctly set to the local directory and press RET.

  • That was quick! Even easier than I though! Copy also folders! Thanks. Jun 13, 2017 at 13:15

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