I've been experiencing very strange behavior of SCP for some time: whenever I try to copy a file, the output of SCP contains a bunch of underscores and the file is not copied.
$ scp test.txt 192.168.0.2:~ firstname.lastname@example.org's password: ________________________________________
When I create an SSH connection using Midnight Commander and copy files it does work.
Some info about my machine:
$ ssh -V OpenSSH_5.8p1 Debian-1ubuntu3, OpenSSL 0.9.8o 01 Jun 2010 $ uname -a Linux squatpc 2.6.38-10-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 28 15:05:41 UTC 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
And I'm running Kubuntu 11.04.
Edit: Some more info as requested by the comments:
$ scp -v test.txt 192.168.0.2:~ Executing: program /usr/bin/ssh host 192.168.0.2, user (unspecified), command scp -v -t -- ~ OpenSSH_5.8p1 Debian-1ubuntu3, OpenSSL 0.9.8o 01 Jun 2010 debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config debug1: Applying options for * debug1: Connecting to 192.168.0.2 [192.168.0.2] port 22. debug1: Connection established. debug1: identity file /home/job/.ssh/id_rsa type 1 debug1: Checking blacklist file /usr/share/ssh/blacklist.RSA-2048 debug1: Checking blacklist file /etc/ssh/blacklist.RSA-2048 debug1: identity file /home/job/.ssh/id_rsa-cert type -1 debug1: identity file /home/job/.ssh/id_dsa type -1 debug1: identity file /home/job/.ssh/id_dsa-cert type -1 debug1: identity file /home/job/.ssh/id_ecdsa type -1 debug1: identity file /home/job/.ssh/id_ecdsa-cert type -1 debug1: Remote protocol version 2.0, remote software version OpenSSH_5.8p1 Debian-1ubuntu3 debug1: match: OpenSSH_5.8p1 Debian-1ubuntu3 pat OpenSSH* debug1: Enabling compatibility mode for protocol 2.0 debug1: Local version string SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_5.8p1 Debian-1ubuntu3 debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT sent debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT received debug1: kex: server->client aes128-ctr hmac-md5 none debug1: kex: client->server aes128-ctr hmac-md5 none debug1: sending SSH2_MSG_KEX_ECDH_INIT debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_ECDH_REPLY debug1: Server host key: ECDSA 28:f3:2b:31:36:43:9b:07:d8:33:ca:43:4f:ca:6c:4c debug1: Host '192.168.0.2' is known and matches the ECDSA host key. debug1: Found key in /home/job/.ssh/known_hosts:20 debug1: ssh_ecdsa_verify: signature correct debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS received debug1: Roaming not allowed by server debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_REQUEST sent debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_ACCEPT received debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,password debug1: Next authentication method: publickey debug1: Offering RSA public key: /home/job/.ssh/id_rsa debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,password debug1: Trying private key: /home/job/.ssh/id_dsa debug1: Trying private key: /home/job/.ssh/id_ecdsa debug1: Next authentication method: password email@example.com's password: debug1: Authentication succeeded (password). Authenticated to 192.168.0.2 ([192.168.0.2]:22). debug1: channel 0: new [client-session] debug1: Requesting firstname.lastname@example.org debug1: Entering interactive session. debug1: Sending environment. debug1: Sending env LANG = en_US.UTF-8 debug1: Sending command: scp -v -t -- ~ ________________________________________ debug1: client_input_channel_req: channel 0 rtype exit-status reply 0 debug1: channel 0: free: client-session, nchannels 1 debug1: fd 0 clearing O_NONBLOCK debug1: fd 1 clearing O_NONBLOCK Transferred: sent 2120, received 1872 bytes, in 0.3 seconds Bytes per second: sent 7783.1, received 6872.6 debug1: Exit status 0
$ type scp scp is hashed (/usr/bin/scp)