SCP (Secure Copy) is a secure protocol based on SSH used for transferring files between computers.

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What do I have to do to make this file not public?

I am trying to SCP some files to an AWS server. However, when I type in my command, it tells me that I am permission denied (publickey). I have chmod 400 ed the key, like Amazon said to. What more do ...
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How to automatically enter user password when prompted by terminal

If I am working in a terminal that is currently SSH logged in to a remote server user@node, and I want to transfer a file from local to that same server, I will run: scp ...
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Is it possible to connect these machines with ssh tunnels or another mechanism?

I am physically on a machine that is behind a firewall and cannot be ssh'd into. Let's call that PC. PC can connect out to two machines, one on AWS and one that is part of a vpn connection, call ...
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Slow SCP tranfers over IPv6 VPN IPSec which has IPv4 private subnets

I have 2 hosts connected with IPv6 VPN. I am using IPv4 internal addresses for machines connected internally and use subnets addressed for these in ipv4. When a host wants to scp a 1 Gig file pull ...
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Using scp with an ssh connection - can I copy files directly between remote machines?

I have ssh'd into a remote machine and on that machine run scp to copy files from another remote machine. I assumed that the files would be copied directly between the two remote machines but the ...
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SCP not working in CRON job, only manually

I have a script on a remote server (bServer) which SSH's to a central server (let's call it cServer) and kicks a script which further SSH's to 2 other servers (server13 / server14). A script is run on ...
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zshell globing works for ls, but not scp

Note: This problem is with zshell, it works with bash. I have some images: $ ls *.jpg a.jpg b.jpg But when I try to copy them with scp, it says there are none: $ scp *.jpg host: *.jpg: No such ...
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SCP command Clarification

I'm using the scp commands to pull some files from the remote server and one variation of the command is not working. I have 2 files names one.xml and two.xml in a remote server and I'm pulling these ...
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Debian: What Are Permissions/User Requirement To scp From local server to remote server

I have two LANs with routers tunneled to communicate with my Debian servers over the Internet. That works fine. I can SSH with certificates so as not requiring password to connect local server1 user ...
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Are there other commands like scp but for deleting files and folders?

I am using scp to copy stuff to a remote location. But sometimes scp does not work as expected, I have found that sometimes the copy does not complete properly (possibly when I have added new files to ...
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How to transfer a file from a remote linux machine using SCP with Mingw on Windows7

If I am logged into a linux machine via SSH in a mingw window in windows 7; How do I transfer a file to my local machine? I am imagining something like: scp <filename> ...
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How can I get the scp command to overwrite the destination folder

I am using the scp command to copy some files to a remote pc, as you do with scp :) I note that the default behaviour of an scp copy for files is to overwrite any existing files. Now I want to copy a ...
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Command-line scp doesn't use case-insensitive autocomplete

Auto-completing filenames (by pressing TAB after first characters of the filenames have been written) is case-sensitive both on my Ubuntu 13.04 box and on my Debian Squeeze box, when I use scp. I ...
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SFTP - Recursively fetch new files

I have a remove file system structure like this: + /measure + / 2013-09 + / 2013-09-04 + / fooinstrument + result03343445845.csv + ...
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How to copy directory from remote server

I came across following instruction to copy a directory to my local machine. copy the gems from styx server from "‪location/to/the/directory" to your local directory I know rsync and scp can do the ...
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Send files with scp while being logged on cluster interface

I have to do some work on a Torque cluster where I log on a User interface via ssh. I transfer files to my directory of the cluster and get files from the directory by using scp in my normal terminal ...
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scp “pipe” files via intermediate host

This is sort of a level-up from this question. Suppose that I am on computer A and want to send files to a computer C. We each have separate access to a host B. A and C can not communicate directly, ...
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scp files from a host via another host

I am on machine A, i can access machine B by ssh and from machine B to C via ssh. But i cannot access machine C directly from A. The problem is that i have to transfer a folder of size 5 GB to my ...
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scp: How to copy only the last 10% of a file?

I have a relatively large log file (46M) on a vServer, of which I'm only interested in the most recent part. How can I download only the last 10% of the file? The server is running Debian and I'm ...
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SCP long directories

Im wondering what the quickest way for this is On my local computer I have a file in /some/long/path/name When i have SSH'ed into another machine I decide I want the local file to go in ...
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Transfer folders and files from Linux to Winows using SCP as protocol in WinSCP.com (command line utility)

I have to login onto a remote Linux target using a local windows machine. I was using Putty and WinSCP as a GUI utilities to login. But I have a requirement which needs to automate the login procedure ...
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rsync transfer chunk size

I‘m transferring 1.1 Mb files over very poor GSM EDGE connection. My rsync command is: rsync --partial --remove-source-files --timeout=120 --append --progress --rsh=ssh -z LOCAL_FILE ...
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rsync - resume broken transfer (idea of rsync)

I have remote stations that collect data from sensors (ARM Debian) and transfers sets of data (about 1.1 MB) every 15 minutes (server is full Debian). On one station GSM reception is poor and standard ...
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Need to transfer multiple large files with strong tolerance to delay and intermittency

I need to transfer a directory of large files (~1.5G each) from my laptop at locations with variable intermittent connectivity and high round-trip delay (e.g. From hotels in Asia to servers in ...
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Script for transferring files over the internet via a Cron task

I want to add a bit to a backup script that will transfer a file to another server, over the internet. My cron currently does a pg_dump of a database into a file on the local machine, I want to then ...
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How to copy files from remote machine (ubuntu) to local machine (windows)?

I would like to know about two ways: scp and rsync and how exactly they are used to copy files. I tried doing scp ubuntu@ip-10-124-83-21:/home/* /home/ubuntu/crockonjs-2-hd.mov but it didn't work. ...
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One-liner Linux for scp'ing thousands of files as a tar

I have a folder with tens of thousands of files that I need to scp to another box. As doing one file at a time is very timeconsuming, and as I don't have harddrive space to make a compressed tar ...
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Copying files over ssh without password

My supervisor has given me remote access to his computer by logging in through ssh on my local computer. Although I am connected (and can view any files I wish through vi, emacs), how can I copy ...
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ssh/scp from client to target through proxy

I have a target host and proxy host and client host, the client host could not connect to the target host directly, even with command ping. I am wondering if there is anyway for me to ssh or scp from ...
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Deploying .war file on java application server only when file has finished being uploaded on a linux box

This problem happen quite frequently while uploading a .war or .ear, that are just little more than .zip file, to a remote server, and have it deployed by the application server. Usually, at ...
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Run ssh/scp without .ssh directory or with alternate dir?

I'm inside chroot, and everytime I scp it keeps telling me: bash-4.2$ scp user@example.com:somefile . Could not create directory '/.ssh'. Host key verification failed. Obviously, I have no means ...
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Linux to Windows (OpenSSH) directory bindings

I've got OpenSSH working on a windows machine and have been able to successfully connect from Linux to Windows and vice-versa. I need to know how Linux paths are linked to windows while using scp. ...
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What's the most seamless way to work over ssh on OSX?

There's something just wrong about scp'ing every file you've changed. I normally use Sublime Text 2 - is there an editor or something that can upload files right as they are changed via scp? If not, ...
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sshfs or fish:// with root (ssh) login disabled

The server does not allow root login from ssh. I can, however, login as my username and su to root (I know the root pw). Is there a way to use the fish:// protocol or sshfs or some other way to mount ...
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How to use scp command without the -i option and still find the priv key

I am logged into a win2008 box, I run scp with the -i option that points to the directory where the private key resides on the win2008 box. scp -i "cygdrive/c/users/userid/privkey..." ...
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SSH file transfers using ssh-keygen

I am a casual linux user but I am having a some difficulty understanding some directions sent to me from a company we provide data to. They want us to use ssh (which I have used before) to transfer ...
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`scp` searches for target alias on source host instead of local machine

When I try to copy files between two hosts, of which the second is identified by an alias: scp host:foo alias: scp tries to resolve alias by looking into host:.ssh/config and not my local ...
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Sudo and perform scp

Possible duplicate of scp to remote server with sudo I'm facing the following issue: A folder (with sub-folders) with files belonging to usr1:usr1 I login with another user usr2 usr2 can do sudo -u ...
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SCP a remote file with a specific name

I have a script on a remote server that creates a log each day with the date on the name and need to import it to my local machine everyday, but with my script it transfers all the files and I just ...
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SSH and SCP giving error

I am doing the same steps (Perform SSH and SCP Without Entering Password on openSSH). But it keep asking password prompt while scp or 'ssh -l' command run. Same steps i did few days back, it was ...
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scp over ssh tunnel

I want to copy files from a remote computer (W) to a private host computer (P) via scp. Since i can't connect to machine W directly i use an ssh tunnel over 2 different machines with port 22. What i ...
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group permissions for scp

We have a server running as a firebird user. We want to scp files to the server that are need by firebird but copied as another user: it-test. What is the best way to set that up on the ...
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Expect not working using -c arguments

So I have an expect script like this that works: #!/usr/bin/expect spawn scp me@myserver.com:* . expect { password: {send "mypassword"; exp_continue} } Based on the man page for expect, I think I ...
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Hash verification when pushing via SCP

is there a simple way to verify file hash when uploading via SCP? I need a bash shell script, because the upload will be done automatically by cron. I use this command: scp backup.tar.gz ...
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“Open in PuTTY” command of WinSCP: Can I scp files from Linux back to Windows from terminal in opened PuTTY instance?

I use the command "Open in PuTTY" in WinSCP. A PuTTY window pops up, but I cannot find a way to scp files from Linux back to Windows using terminal command line in PuTTY. Do you guys think this is ...
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Ubuntu SSH communcation

I have installed to 2 Ubuntu on VMware and i m trying to communicate between 2 machines using ssh. I made the following changes Updated the etc/host files on 2 machines Master and Slave with ips ...
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transfer hundreds of files specified on a list between two servers

I need to download 800 files from a server to my server. These files have different names and they're in different subdirectories in the remote server, but I have their names on a list. How can I do ...
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How to scp files that match a particular date and name pattern

If I run an ls -ltr on myserver.org:/some/path/dir: -rw-r--r-- 1 devops devops 20727251 Mar 16 08:02 herp1.derp -rw-r--r-- 1 devops devops 24542012 Mar 16 08:03 herp2.derp -rw-r--r-- 1 ...
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How to verify SCP transfer was successful?

I'm using http://phpseclib.sourceforge.net/ to make an SSH connection to my server, then execute an SCP command to transfers to a remote server. The library's exec() method returns a string (looks ...
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How can I scp when path and / or filename to copy has spaces?

I have in a remote remote_host a file like this: \home\user\path with spaces\filename with spaces.ext And I want to scp it to current dir .. How can I do that? Thanks!