Vagrant is a very useful tool for setting up a development environment. With vagrant, you can manage Virtual Box easily. However, if you have not set up the shared directory correctly, getting access to the file in the virutal box from the local host is tricky. Below is a solution using the scp command.
Which gives you the identity key used by vagrant as well as the port number of the virtual box.
HostName 127.0.0.1 User vagrant Port 2222 UserKnownHostsFile /dev/null StrictHostKeyChecking no PasswordAuthentication no IdentityFile /yourhome/.vagrant/machines/default/virtualbox/private_key IdentitiesOnly yes LogLevel FATAL
That’s all you need to put into the scp command:
scp -i /yourhome/.vagrant/machines/default/virtualbox/private_key -p 2222 -r email@example.com:/vagrant/source local_dir
Notice here after “-i” is the key file reported by “vagrant ssh-config” command. Similarly the port number 2222 also came from there.
To avoid type “-i” option in the future, one can use the command below to permanently add the private key to SSH configuration so that only the port number is used in the future.