If you ever want to transfer a file from a remote server (especially one that you access with SSH) to your local machine, you simply open up Terminal and do the following commands:
scp firstname.lastname@example.org:/path/to/file /path/on/local/machine
- You may be prompted for a password for the remote server.
- Make sure you have permissions to write to the destination path.
- Preppend the keyword sudo at the start if necessary.
- You may need to do sudo apt-get install ssh if SSH is not installed.
This command also works the other way around (transferring from local to a server).