using aspera connect in our university linux cluster but when I try ascp'ing it asks me for a password, do you know if there is a guest password or I should write to the sra email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also is there a way to recursively download all the files directly? I was ascp'ing them one by one, would the following command work?
The newer version of ascp requires using asperaweb_id_dsa.openssh instead of asperaweb_id_dsa.putty. This change happened within the last year or so. Some of the older documentation may be out of date.
Also, like Jeremy said, ascp -i requires the absolute path.