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

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scp from remote server to local computer?

Ok, very very basic and simple question, but I'm a bit confused. After ssh'ing to remote server, I want to transfer a file back to my computer... The syntax is simple, of course: scp ./foo ...
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SCP using SSH config?

I'm looking to SCP a file on a remote host which I usually would SSH into. I have a config file setup when I SSH which saves alot of time and typing. I'm trying to do something similar for SCP in that ...
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can a locally executed script run commands on the remote server?

I've been experimenting with a patching process for deploying files to a webserver. At the moment I'm using scp to get the zipped directory structure onto the webserver and then cp -rf --backup=t ...
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.zip file got corrupted while scp through 2 linux servers

A .zip file was copied by scp command from a Linux server to another Linux server and the zip file got corrupted and showed the following message. "Unzipping the list file failed. Unexpected end of ...
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Detecting reasons for scp of glob failing

I am scp-ing some files from a remote host in a script. I want to know if anything fails, most commonly due to permissions issues. The files being copied belong to a different user and sometimes the ...
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SCP remember password

On debian, is there anyway for scp to remember the password I've typed in for the duration of my ssh logon, similar to how sudo does? i.e. PC ---ssh(putty)---> server 1 ---scp---> server 2 ...
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Rsync very slow

I have just setup a Debian server for backup of Windows PCs. I am currently testing various methods including: rsync (using Deltacopy on Windows), SMB via Samba and scp. Currently rsync (without SSH ...
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SCP - “not a directory” - What am I doing wrong?

On my remote server I have a file named .bash_profile, that file has nothing inside. I wish to copy a local copy (with something inside) to the remote destination. (overwrite) So I do: scp ...
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scp not working well in 100mbps LAN

I have a compile environment that scps files to a target machine after they have been built over the LAN. Initially this was working well but after several builds, deploys, and reboots, it has become ...
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Executing System call in PHP to run SCP asks for password, every time, even though SSH key is set up

So I am creating a PHP script that uploads an image from my local environment to a remote server. I have my SSH keys set up on both ends and if I simply execute the scp command in terminal it ...
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SCP server for windows server 2003

Is there any SCP server implementation for windows server 2003? My use case is to get files from windows server 2003 machine using SCP.
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Log in using SSH without password

On my server, I've got openssh-server and a special account without password. I'm creating a shell script, that must be used without user input. For example $(ssh dummyUser@dummy.com) I need script ...
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SSH shell on a multicore supercomputer [closed]

I created a program on my 2 core laptop and I want to verify how my program performs when more than 2 cores are available for processing. Do anybody knows any free (or cheap) service where I can ...
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What's a reliable command-line Linux app for SFTP uploading?

I have to upload a large number of files via SFTP. I need a command-line app to do this on Linux CentOS 6. Yes, I've searched on Google and haven't found any that are reliable. I tried to use scp ...
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Can I tell if I'm in an scp session in my .bashrc?

Inside my .bashrc, I'm doing a bunch of magic that causes problems when I'm trying to do an scp. The solution I've been going with is to manually ssh to the target machine, disable my .bashrc, do the ...
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Differential copy from Windows to Linux

Is there any way to do differential copies of a directory from Windows to Linux over ssh, sftp, scp, or similar? Preferably not rsync since they are all cygwin based and force you to use the ...
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How to transfer files using WinSCP console from a remote Windows 8 Server to a Linux server?

I am currently connected to a windows server. I installed winscp on it. I run the winscp and connect to a linux server. Now on the GUI of the winscp, i clicked the console, and use the scp command. ...
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scp between two remote hosts from my (third) pc

I have two remote hosts. host1-> 10.3.0.1 host2-> 10.3.0.2 Both run an ssh server. The ssh server listens on port 22 in host1 and on port 6969 in host2. Now, using my local machine, I need to copy ...
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rsync not skipping untouched files

I transferred about 300GB of files with scp from one server to another. Sadly I forgot the -r option, so part of the files that were in subdirectories were not copied. I verified that the files that ...
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How can I share files over internet between Windows 7 and Linux? [closed]

I want to continuously write small media files (150-200 kb) from a windows 7 desktop machine behind a home LAN to a Debian Linux server in a data center over the internet. The system will remain in ...
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FTPS versus SFTP versus SCP

I would like to know exactly what the difference is between the following protocols: FTPS, SFTP, and SCP. For instance Unix has an scp tool, FileZilla offers FTP and SFTP, whereas JetBrains PhpStorm ...
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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 ...