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

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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!
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Is there a way to not override existing files when using pscp?

I am trying to copy files from a folder on a server using a batch file. However I don't want the files in the destination folder to be overridden. This is what i have: set /p address=ip address: ...
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SSH as Normal User --> SU --> SCP as Root

I'm on a Win7 box connecting to a linux server. From reading: http://winscp.net/eng/docs/faq_su it looks like I need to open my SCP connections as the particular user. When I connect via SSH, I can ...
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How to copy all directory from another host to current host on Linux

My current files and directories are hosted with Godaddy.com and they don't allow scp over to another host, and I want to get all the pictures for wordpress under wp-content/uploads/* but when I tried ...
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Non-interactive one-time ssh && scp for 100 servers

I need to copy some data from a cluster of very restricted machines through the network which currently has DNS problems (so some connections are bizarrely not working). I found that the only way to ...
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scp “lost connection” but ssh works fine

A server I can ssh into fine has begun refusing to scp. $ scp ~/tmp/foo user@some.example.com:~/tmp/ lost connection With scp -v -v I can see the connection succeeds and the transfer appears to ...
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scp between an AWS EC2 linux server and my home machine

I'm currnetly trying to retrieve files from my AWS EC2 Linux server to my Windows 7 PC using scp I'm a bit of a Linux newbie and from the server I'm currently trying things like: scp transferMe.tar ...
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secure copy through two hosts

I need to copy files that are behind a firewall server using scp. normaly to login to the server I do the following ssh -p 5023 firewall.domainname.fr now i am in behind the firewall I connect to ...
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Is there something similar to scp for tunneling over RDP?

Similar to how you can scp over ssh, is there something similar for over rdp? I'm currently using the \tsclient\ (i.e. mapped drives) when on the remote server. But I wondering if there is a way of ...
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Under what circumstances does the scp command fail?

I have two linux(redhat 5.6, 64 bit) servers(hp proliant 380p g8), server1's eth0,eth2 bonded to bond0.Similarly server 2's eth0,eth2 bonded to bond0. server1's eth0 connects to cisco(3560 catalyst) ...
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trying to transfer a file from my computer to a unix server

I m trying to automate the deployment process wherein i follow the following steps- 1.Run a Ant Script to build a .ear file 2.Login to the unix server using putty(SSH Connection) providing the login ...
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How can I resume a large scp file transfer when using port forwarding?

I have a machine a couple of hops away, and I need to set up port forwarding in order to transfer files. Edit: To be clear, the multiple hops are needed in order to access the remote machine. From ...
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scp tranfer can't be done bothways. lost connection

I'm trying to transfer a file via ssh but it works only from PC1 to PC2 but it doesn't work backwards. My recievers firewall is disabled I've checked my ssh_config files and both are the same. ...
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Is it possible to execute a remote command via SCP in the same way as SSH?

I want to embed a remote execution command in an SCP command. Is that possible? It will save having to execute an SCP command first, then executing an SSH command on the transferred fiies. Is this ...
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SSH SFTP: transfer local directory to remote server

I can't seem to transfer a simple local folder to a remote server via SFTP or SSH. I feel like the issue has to do with absolute paths or home directories, but here's what I've tried: scp -r ...
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Why do you need to escape spaces when passing SCP filenames?

Anyone who's ever SCP'd knows that this probably doesn't work: scp foo.txt 'me@remote.net:foo bar.txt' For me on this one, I get: "ambiguous target". The man page for SCP doesn't explain why you ...
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WinSCP error setting up directory

I am getting the following error: Reading Remote Directory: Error changing directory to '/script=E:\Data\GmousCR12\bin\Get.sftp' Cannot get real path for '/script=E:\Data\GmousCR12\bin\Get.sftp' No ...
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Ubuntu SSHFS doesn't sync

I am trying to set up a Ubuntu-machine for web development, and thought i'd start working with SSHFS instead of the annoying FTP-protocol. I installed SSHFS through apt-get. I've created a folder in ...
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scp copying to localhost from remote server

I was wondering whether there's a way to copy files from remote server to localhost after i had already "ssh"ed into the remote host? i.e. after ssh: "scp file @local:~" (I know about scp ...
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Smarter scp that duplicates part of the local path

Many, many times a day, I find myself wanting to copy one or two files from ~/src/some/path/or/other and ~/src/some/different/path on my local machine, to /srv/www/some/path/or/other and ...
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Copying entire dir using SFTP [duplicate]

In sftp> put * or get * doesnt get the hidden files or directories inside the dir. What to do if I want to use sftp to copy entire dir,along with subdirs that are hidden also? For example a .git ...
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“stdin: is not a tty” message from scp

I got this message when I copy file using scp to CentOS server "stdin: is not a tty". What it means and how I make it go away? The transfer is ok.
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Skipping a file from downloading using scp

Just a simple question. Say I have a bunch of *.txt files on a server somewhere and I'm using the standard scp command to download *.txt to my computer. However, say one of the files, call it ...
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How to use PSCP to copy file from Unix machine to Windows machine where target path has spaces?

I am having a problem using PSCP in a C# program to copy a file from a Unix machine to a Windows machine. The problem only happens when the target folder on the Windows machine has a space in it. ...
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Cannot scp file to an EC2 instance that I can ssh to

I have two EC2 instances that were created from the same AMI, which was created from the Amazon Linux AMI. These are running mysql in a master-slave configuration. The security group ("db") is ...
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SCP giving out a blank line and not transfering files

As said, an image is worth a thousand words: This blank line is weird. SSH works correctly. Some verbose mode shows me this: I just... scp never gave up on me. Looks like it did today.
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SCP files between 2 vms

I have 2 virtual machines. The 1st virtual machine is where the source files are stored. The 2nd virtual machine is where my bash script is and it should copy files from source to my 2nd virtual ...
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Is it possible with SCP to only copy files that match a certain date?

Is it possible to have SCP filter the files that it copies by date, e.g., if you wanted to copy all files that were created on 12/29 and ignore the others?
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scp over ec2 ignoring a directory?

Facing a problem while using scp to download a file from AWS EC2 instance(to which I have assigned a elastic IP),scp is ignoring the my-store folder. But when i access the ec2 instance over ssh, I can ...
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copy a file with scp, which is not stored on a filesystem

I need to copy a .war file, which i currently just can reach over the UI with "http://server:host/directory/my_file.war". So its not stored on a fileserver. Im logged on a server A and the file needs ...
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scp not working

I need to copy a file from remote machine(which is using Windows OS) to my machine(It also uses Windows OS) using ssh in java.So i used JSch sample code exec to do this work.In this i gave scp command ...
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Perform shell operation through secure shell

Is it possible to perform a shell operation from a bash script through a secure shell. Here is an example of why you may want to do this. Lets say you have a simple unix operating system that you ...
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Automation script to SCP from UNIX to Window Server

I'm new to server/Unix trying to transfer file between AIX to Windows I'm trying to create SCP or SFTP script that will run on cron and transfer text file on /usr/apps/11.111.1.11.log file to window ...
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pscp connection time out

Trying to copy from Ubuntu Server to my Windows 7 machine. SSH'd into the server using Putty, navigated to the directory containing my file and ran the command: pscp -P 2222 FileToCopy.txt ...
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If I scp a file through an intermediate server, is the file stored temporarily on the server?

For the sake of simplicity (I find it easier to remember names than arbitrary letters), I will dispense with letters and use names to refer to the machines in this scenario. Say I have two machines, ...