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scp

Secure copy. Copy files between hosts using Secure Copy Protocol over SSH. More information: https://man.openbsd.org/scp.

  • Copy a local file to a remote host:

scp {{path/to/local_file}} {{remote_host}}:{{path/to/remote_file}}

  • Use a specific port when connecting to the remote host:

scp -P {{port}} {{path/to/local_file}} {{remote_host}}:{{path/to/remote_file}}

  • Copy a file from a remote host to a local directory:

scp {{remote_host}}:{{path/to/remote_file}} {{path/to/local_directory}}

  • Recursively copy the contents of a directory from a remote host to a local directory:

scp -r {{remote_host}}:{{path/to/remote_directory}} {{path/to/local_directory}}

  • Copy a file between two remote hosts transferring through the local host:

scp -3 {{host1}}:{{path/to/remote_file}} {{host2}}:{{path/to/remote_directory}}

  • Use a specific username when connecting to the remote host:

scp {{path/to/local_file}} {{remote_username}}@{{remote_host}}:{{path/to/remote_directory}}

  • Use a specific ssh private key for authentication with the remote host:

scp -i {{~/.ssh/private_key}} {{local_file}} {{remote_host}}:{{/path/remote_file}}