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

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Multi hop SSH with certificate on bastion server

I have this situtation: my local machine a login server (with token implementation) a set of machines accessible only with another authentication from login server (token implementation too) this ...
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How to copy from 1 computer to another computer with Linux shell commands?

I want to copy a file (home/remote_computer_user/Desktop/test1.txt) from my remote office computer (a permanent URL + open port) to my home computer (home/home_computer_user/Downloads/). How can I do ...
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Scp over a proxy with one command from local machine?

I have my local.machine, the proxy.machine and target.machine. local.machine doesn't have direct contact with target.machine, but needs to go through proxy.machine. I want to scp a file from ...
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How can I copy multiple files over scp in one command?

I have to transport a lot of files from one PC to another (both Linux). I would like to use scp for that, but scp only allows for transferring one file at a time. How can I do this? I have No ...
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Authentication with ssh and scp works but not WinSCP

I have a Ubuntu server with 3 user accounts (root, user1, user2). user1 has access via WinSCP, scp and ssh. No problems here. Then I've created another user2 but with this user I can't access the ...
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How can I have very large files/directories copied from one host to another “offline”?

I intend getting a vps server real soon for some of the resource-intensive sites I manage. I live in a country where 1Mb/s internet speed is a luxury and constant uninterrupted electricity, a myth. ...
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scp + copy the same links

Why does the scp command not copy links from the local computer to the other? scp -rp dir linux:/dir_target How can I copy the links when in the source directory I have both files and links?
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Map remote drive in Windows over SSH

Does anyone know of a good (hopefully free) tool that can be used to map a Linux server accessible over SSH/SCP as a Windows network drive? EDIT: SFTP not supported EDIT2: Windows File Sharing/Samba ...
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Using scp to get all files in multiple directories

I have a directory structure which looks like A1/B1/C1/files111*, A1/B1/C2/files112*, A1/B2/C1/files121*, A1/B2/C2/files122*, etc. so that all files in all directories are unique. Is there a way to ...
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Forcing server to server copy to use LAN and not WIFI and “Smart” SSH GUI utility?

I have a simple LAN setup consisting of 4 macs with the included ssh servers turned on (all on Mavericks/Yosemite) I regularly sort and move files between the ssh servers. I'm looking for a tool that ...
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Homeserver for the command “scp user@server:file localhost@server:mycomp/”?

Problem: to get the cammond "scp file user@server:" (source) work vice versa. I need a server on my local machine so I can copy files to-and-fro like: ROOT+SERVER+FILE <---- Commands? ...
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scp between two remote hosts from my local

I have two remote hostes. host1-> 10.3.0.1 host2-> 10.3.0.2 Both are installed with ssh and scp. In my scanario, ssh and scp listen to port 22 in host1 and in host2 it is port 6969. Now, using my ...
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Reverse scp to Ubuntu in Vmware ,Error reading:connection refused

I've successfully cross-compiled and installed dropbear on my embedded board. I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed in VMware Workstation. Openssh-Client/Server ( dpkg --list|grep openssh ) are all installed ...
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scp error: “Permission denied (publickey). lost connection”

I tried to scp an svn dump to savannah, but I got the following error at the end. Permission denied (publickey). lost connection The scp command and verbose output are below. Any ideas? ...
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WinSCP client for Ubuntu [closed]

Are there any GUI clients for Ubuntu which can remotely connect to another Linux box over SCP? I heard about the fish:// protocol and Konqueror (which is for Kubuntu using KDE), but I am looking for ...
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scp with system user?

I have a user that was created this way: sudo adduser --system --home=/opt/someone --group someone This user does not have login, but when I login to server with my own user, I can change to that ...
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How do I transfer a file to my server using PuTTY?

when calling SCP in PuTTY on my Win7 box, it doesn't let me use C:/, but I also have no idea where on my local machine it will look for files by default. None of program directory or user directory ...
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scp protocol error: bad mode

when I try a scp transfer I get this error: protocol error: bad mode PD: I can establish a ssh connection.
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Send tex file to windows machine using scp

I am trying to send a small tex file to a windows machine from a linux server. I have ssh'd into the remote linux server. Would like to get the file onto the desktop on the windows machine. I have ...
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scp sometimes adds a '-f' flag to my command

When using SCP to copy from a remote host to local (eg: scp -v foo-host:/source/path dest ) I look at the verbose output and notice this is the command sent over SSH: debug1: Sending command: scp -v ...
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Copy files from Solaris to redhat via SCP command run on RedHat console

I have to copy several GB of little files (from few bytes to < 1MB). These files resides on a file system of a Solaris system. No rsync and rdiff software is available on Solaris and cannot be ...
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WinSCP screws up line breaks in files – how do avoid?

I'm getting pretty sick of how WinSCP screws up line breaks. this is line 1 this is line 2 Gets turned into this is line 1 this is line 2 I could just use FileZilla for FTP and Putty for SCP (I ...
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How to know which user removes other users files in same group in my CentOS server?

I have found out that there is a anonymous user in my CentOS server that removes some files that they have write and execution permissions for that group, So I am searching for who is performing this ...
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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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Exclude lines that have duplicate words between delimiters

I have a folder structure that has been (badly) maintained by a number of automated jobs. One of the side effects of these jobs appear to be that it creates duplicate folder names (and subsequently ...
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Information to the snippet: “scp user@hostb:file user@hostc:”

Suppose you have root access in an unknown server. You want to copy a file from the server to your local machine. Source of the snippet in the title. Challenge: copy to a file from the unknown ...
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How to retrieve files to local machine when logged in to SSH?

I know that you can grab files with scp like this: scp user@remote_machine:/path/to/source /path/to/destination However, I'd like to know if there is an easier way to do this, when I'm already ...
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How can I copy a file from the machine I'm ssh'd into? [duplicate]

I use my own laptop running Ubuntu to ssh to my school server (which is running another Linux distribution). I do my assignments remotely like this, but I have an habit of putting all my files on ...
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Why my HostOnly adapter stopped working on my virtualbox guest and I cannot connect to it?

Basically my setup is: Windows 7 laptop with VirtualBox with Centos6 installed. I have 2 adapters enabled on guest: 1 NAT for internet access and 1 HostOnly to connect to this machine (for e.g. scp ...
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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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An attempt to scp a file I can read returns the error, “No such file or directory”

I'm trying to scp (secure copy) a file from a remote server to my local machine. The command I am using is this: scp user@server:/path/to/source/file.gz /path/to/destination But the error I get is ...
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scp/rsync through a SSH gateway using authorized_keys

My Network layout is similar to the diagram in this post (SCP through SSH gateway connection). With respect to the answer by Ash Vince in that post, I am would like to know if it is possible to ...
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Copy data from a remote Linux box to my Windows desktop

I use Putty to login to the remote server and then set the environment and change the path to a particular directory. Now from this dir, I need to copy a folder to my desktop which is Windows? How ...
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bash: adding a common string to files found with wildcards

I'm wondering if there is a way to rename a wide range of files that are found using wildcard patterns. For example, say I want to scp all files that match a certain pattern, but append a string to ...
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why is WinSCP so slow

the interface is handy but the file transfer rate is freakishly slow compared to pscp or scp in my VM on the same windows machine. i'm only getting about 17kb/s when my overall connection speed can go ...
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Unstable Network Connection in local network (Debian Wheezy)

I encounter serious network problems for a Cubietruck mini-PC in my local network. I am using a Debian Wheezy Image on the device, which works fine except that the network connection within my local ...
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scp files via intermediate host

I have access to 3 machines, A, B, and C. The only possible (ssh) connections are: A -> B B <-> C I need to get files from A to C, so I could scp the files from A to B, and then scp them ...
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Upload to SSH in XMODEM manner?

I know I can use scp command and copy any file whenever I can come with ssh client. But let see in more detail. Suppose I have ALREADY logged in with ssh client. This means that I have ALREADY ...
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Using SCP or SFTP with my ssh config file?

Perhaps my google-foo is failing me here... I'd like to connect and upload a mysql dump file via terminal using SFTP or SCP to my remote server using my ssh config file. According to documentation ...
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SSH working but SCP permission denied using the same password

I can successfully SSH into my remote sever (amazon web services if that matters, I'm on a mac) using ssh -i mykey.pem ubuntu@??.??.??.??? But when I try to use scp scp -i test.php mykey.pem ...
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CentOS bashrc function to email on login

I've a system setup where an email is sent on a user login (line from .bashrc): printf "user details, ip etc" | mail -s "[LOGIN NOTICE] `hostname` - `whoami`" <admin>@<domain>.co.uk ...
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scp without leaving ssh

I happily use both ssh and scp. Quite often I am in an ssh session and I'd like to retrieve a file from my machine and put it in the directory I'm currently in without having to open a new terminal ...
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How to evaluate environment remote variables in SCP?

Is there a way to have environment variables on a remote host evaluated when using SCP? For instance, let's say I have $FOO= /mydir on host A; how would I do something like: scp ...
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Transfer file from server to home computer via another server

I have a text file on the server (Linux) at work and now I am at home. I am a PuTTY user. To connect to the server from home I have to connect to another server and then by SSH to the main server ...
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scp no such file

I'm on mac osx getting a file from a remote server. I run the following command: scp remoteusername@remotehostip:/home/username/file.tar ./Users/localusername/Documents/specialdir I get the ...
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Copy file from remote host to another with scp/ssh tunnel

I want to copy a file from a remote host (remote1) to another remote host (remote2) via my local machine. I can only establish ssh connections from this local machine to either of the two remotes. ...
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Unable to use scp with a bash alias

This code does not work: scp ~/Desktop/favicon.ico nameOfBashAlias:/public_html/mySite/templates/blog/ The alias is: alias nameOfBashAlias='ssh myUsername@11.11.11.111' How do I solve this ...
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How can I transfer files from UNIX to Windows?

I want to transfer a file from a UNIX server to a Windows 2003 Server, so I downloaded copssh onto the Windows server, and openssh is already installed on the UNIX server. When I execute the ...
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Using scp to transfer a .txt file list of files

I have 1.6 million files on server A, and only about 20k of them need to get to server B. The destination, server B, is on GoDaddy shared hosting, so I'm just about limited to scp for transferring ...
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cp: cannot stat : No such file or directory

I am getting an error when I try to copy a file from my local computer to a remote server. I get the same error whether I use cp or scp. Here is my input at the resulting error: ...