Transferring files from a UNIX or Linux server when FTP is not installed can be tricky. In my case, there was a set of log files that I needed to send to someone for analysis. After discovering that FTP was not set up on the server, I decided to try another route: zipping the logs into a single file and emailing the file to me.
First, I had to zip the files. The zip command was easy enough:
zip <zipped filename> <files to be zipped>
uuencode <original filename> <final filename> | mailx -s <subject of email – put in quotes> <email address>
Be sure to check your junk or spam folder, as email from the server could end up there.