It depends on what your local OS is.
If your local OS is Unix-like, then try:
scp username@remoteHost:/remote/dir/file.txt /local/dir/
If your local OS is Windows ,then you should use
For example, below command will download file.txt from remote to
D: disk of local machine.
pscp.exe username@remoteHost:/remote/dir/file.txt d:\
It seems your Local OS is Unix, so try the former one.
For those who don’t know what
pscp.exe is and don’t know where it is, you can always go to
putty official website to download it. And then open a CMD prompt, go to the pscp.exe directory where you put it. Then execute the command as provided above
if you are using Windows OS above Windows 10, then you can use
scp directly from its terminal, just like how Unix-like OS does.
Thanks to @gijswijs @jaunt @icanfathom