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Installing Cygwin

  1. Download cygwin from and run the installer

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  2. Choose install from the internet

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  3. Choose the installation directory and the install type

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  4. Choose a temporary directory to download files to

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  5. Select the connection type (system proxy settings is usually fine)

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  6. Select a download site (the first choice is usually fine)

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  7. Search for the package "openssh" and expand the Net category

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  8. Click on the circular arrow icon to mark the package for installation

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  9. Repeat steps 7 & 8 for the package "rsync"

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  10. Press next to finish the installation

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Using Cygwin

  1. To use ssh, open cygwin and type "ssh username@server.domain". Note that you may be prompted to confirm ECDSA key fingerprint if you haven't connected to the server, simply type yes to continue connecting.

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  2. To use rsync, open cygwin and type "rsync -avr --progress file-to-copy username@server.domain:~/path/to/copyto"

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  3. You can then verify the file was copied by ssh'ing to the server

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