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G:\>ssh phrogz@phrogz.net

phrogz@nematode:~$ cd /backup/
phrogz@nematode:/backup$ la
total 6057228
drwxr-xr-x  2 root   root       4096 2011-04-21 10:25 ./
drwxr-xr-x 24 root   root       4096 2011-03-08 10:43 ../
-rw-r--r--  1 phrogz root 6196527104 2011-04-21 10:48 nematode.tar.gz

phrogz@nematode:/backup$ logout
Connection to phrogz.net closed.

G:\>scp phrogz@phrogz.net:/backup/nematode.tar.gz .
nematode.tar.gz                                  100% 1813MB 328.3KB/s 1:34:17
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G:\>which scp
C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\bin\scp.EXE
  1. Why does SCP incorrectly think that the file is only 1.8GB?
  2. How can I fix this and properly copy this full file using SCP?
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Workaround: using the GUI WinSCP, despite the terrifying web page, appears to be on track to download the full file. – Phrogz Apr 28 '11 at 17:06

I think that the 32 bit version has a ~2GB file size ceiling. Try a 64 bit build.

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