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I have a folder on my mac that I need to move over to my server. I can ssh in the server but how do i get this folder up....

say I am on my local computer and the folder is named shared and I want to put it on the server in /srv/www/somesite/current. How do i enter the password in my scp command

I found this but i dont think its right

scp -r shared/* matt@
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I might suggest using sftp instead of scp. At least for me it's more intuitive. – CarlF Feb 18 '11 at 18:45
scp -r shared matt@

will create a folder named 'shared' in somesite/current containing all of the content.

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You don't need the wildcard:

scp -r shared matt@

Assuming your server is using password auth and the standard SSH port, you should be prompted for a password.

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You can also use rsync: rsync -aPzv shared matt@ – Sam Stainsby Feb 18 '11 at 2:01

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