I need to download a file from server to my desktop. (UBUNTU 10.04) I don't have a web access to the server, just ssh.
If it helps, my OS is Mac OS X and iTerm 2 as a terminal.
In your terminal, type:
scp firstname.lastname@example.org:foobar.txt /local/dir
replacing the username, host, remote filename, and local directory as appropriate.
If you want to access EC2 (or other service that requires authenticating with a private key), use the
scp -i key_file.pem email@example.com:/remote/dir/foobar.txt /local/dir