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Which preposition should follow the verb to uploadto, on, or something else?

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Thanks for the edit! –  GibboK Jan 22 '13 at 12:34
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Generally you "upload to" and "download from".

You might express that you "uploaded from your laptop to your server", which uses both from and to.

You might say that you "can do the upload on that machine in the corner", but that refers to the machine you performed the command to upload on (the one physically in front of you), not the one you uploaded to (often the one uploaded from, but not necessarily).

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Your last example sounds to me like the machine you execute the command on. For example you could upload to and from another machine but perform such processes ON the machine in the corner –  mplungjan Jan 22 '13 at 12:33
    
@mplungjan You are correct, it would be common for the machine uploaded from to be the one uploaded on, but it doesn't necessarily follow. I've edited accordingly. –  Jon Hanna Jan 22 '13 at 12:49
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