Secure Copy or SCP is a means of securely transferring computer files between a local and a remote host or between two remote hosts.

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File transfers with SSH and switch-user

Have a situation that SCP and SFTP wouldn't work for. I've RTFM for SSH, but can't find what I'm looking for. The scenario is that in order to transfer files to the server, I first SCP them into a ...
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scp stdin: is not a tty, and write failed, connection reset by peer

I have used scp for years between linux servers, as well as with Mac OSX systems. But now, I have installed cygwin and ssh, bash and openssl in order to pull large files from my linux box on the web ...
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Move file to another user's home directory (without sudo)?

I have a couple of files that I want to move to another's user home directory. I don't have permissions to write to that user's home directory, but I know his password. I know how to copy the file ...
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size differenring after scp from one machine to another

I have a file size of 7.5Gb which I transferred from one solaris machine to another solaris machine through scp. after scp the file is showing 13Gb in destination server.I would like to know what's ...
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Shell script for ssh into a Unix/Linux server from MacOS X 10.10

I am attempting to ssh into a server by using a bash script from MacOSX. #!/bin/bash spawn ssh username@gatewayserver expect "password" send "Mypassword\r" interact spawn ssh ...
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Copy files to multiple computers over LAN

Good day, I am pretty new to Unix and I need to do this simple task. I have a few files, let's name them file01, file02, file03 etc. and I need to copy each of them to one computer from a list. The ...
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How to pipe scp/ssh file transfer(pull) through tar (remote->local transfer initiated from local machine)

I would like to pipe an scp pull operation(sample without tar below) through tar, so that only one tar file is written for about 10 directories: user@localhost:/home/user> scp -r ...
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Seeing file names in SCP

I'm using scp to copy files from a remote server to a local one. What's really uncomfortable is that I need to type the file path precisely. I'm used to relying on autocompletion, because file names ...
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Scp from one server to another server?

I am trying to copy files from one server directly to another, bypassing my local computer. I did scp -r usrname@server1.com:~/data/* usrname@server2.com:~/data/ Password: Host key verification ...
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scp between 2 remote hosts using key auth

I want to copy files using scp between two remote hosts with key-based authentication. scp -i /home/user/.ssh/id_rsa user@host1:/tmp/myfile user@host2:/tmp/ The problem is that the host2 still ...
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Write bash function which operates on list of filenames

I want to define the function cpfromserver in bash so that when I run $ cpfromserver xxx yyy zzz the result is the same as if I had typed $ scp user@remote.server:"/some/location/xxx/xxx.txt ...
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How to force scp to connect via a active socks proxy? [duplicate]

I want to upload files with scp but from a given socks5 proxy (say it's 127.0.0.1:8000). What should I do? Is it possible to just add some parameters to scp? Thanks
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SCP from remote to local does not work

I can scp just fine from local to remote by doing: scp trip3.csv pi@192.168.2.11:/home/pi/ But when I try to do remote to local (below) it says no such file or directory: scp ...
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SCP without password prompt using different username [duplicate]

I have 2 servers, Server1 and Server2. On Server1 I have a user named user1. On Server2 I have the user named user2. I need to be able to write a script that runs on Server1, which will scp some ...
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.bashrc custom secondary password and SCP is not working, (SSH secondary password)

For "some purpose" I have added a script in the ~/.bashrc to prompt for a secondary password and its serves my purpose. But, there is only one small issue is there. When I scp to the server, It fails ...
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Prevent scp from overwriting existing files?

Have been googling this for a while, and the problem is not so much of one where I trust my users to "do the right thing" and have them use rsync with various options to avoid overwriting files. I ...
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Hop scp and sshfs using ssh tunnels

Here's what I have: A desktop and a laptop both behind a firewall, both of which can connect to an ssh capable server. Here's what I can do: Create a tunnel from server to desktop by running this ...
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How do I transfer files over ssh and also change their permission on the remote server without having to log in twice

guy@home~% scp file.* guy@server.server.com:/users/guy/public_html/kool-stuff/ Ok so this transfers some files. Then I usually have to login in another terminal and do this in order to make them ...
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How to copy a file with scp via another server

I have three machines. The local machine L, Server1 A, Server2 B. L is able to connect to A A is able to connect to B L is not able to connect to B I want to copy a file from L to B without ...
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upload and dowload the files from server without giving password

I want to download the file from sever by using cron job, so I need to use scp command without giving password by keyword. How do I do so?
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ssh tunel how to?

ok I have a following situation. machine1 , machine2 and laptop. I need ssh and scp protocol enabled such that I can access to machine1 and do some things there. also i cannot access to machine2 ...
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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 with ssh. I get the same error whether I use cp or scp. Here is my input at the resulting error: ...
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Using something like scp but when I've logged in already [duplicate]

I want to copy a file via ssh when I've logged in. What scp does is that it copies the files by login, password, path. What I want is to be able to do the same thing when I'm "inside", ideally without ...
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SFTP/SCP only and chroot [duplicate]

We have a SFTP Server and a bunch of users. The users share files over the SFTP Server with us (not the best solution, I know). Every user is chrooted into a different directory to prevent them from ...
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Copy directory with SCP

I'm trying to copy directory from local drive to remote server with -r parameter, however I'm getting: scp: System error: 1633648 (Failed to retrieve error string (err:317)) This is the syntax I ...
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Limit maximum number of concurrent scp processes running on a host

I am facing a problem where I have a fleet of servers which contain a lot of data. Each of the host runs many instances of a specific process p1, which makes several scp connections to other hosts in ...
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scp a file from one server to another one, got “permission denied”

source server IP 162.244.xxx.xxx file -rwxrwxr-x 1 user1 admin 36005278 Sep 10 2013 filename.tar at destination server scp user1@162.244.XXX.XXX:home/filename.tar ./ got a Permission ...
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Curl failed to read known_hosts file

I'm trying to download a file from a Centos 6 server using another Centos 6 server as client and curl with the scp protocol and I'm getting this error output: $ curl -v -O scp://cz/path/to/file * ...
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sftp command to get/download .tar.gz file

I thought I was familiar with sftp commands in unix and upto my knowledge the command to used to download a compressed file from the server is sftp get filename.tar.gz But when I tried this ...
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SCP command with selected file and directories for download ask's for password for each new file or directory

On my Fedora 20 system I use scp a lot, and this is the second time I encounter this, when I run this command: scp -r -P PORT user@host:/home/user/something/{file1,folder1,folder2,folder3,folder4} ...
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Copying a file using SSH over a tunnel with cert forwarding

I need to find a way to copy files from mymachine to a server priv-server sitting on a private NATted network via a server pub-server with a public IP. The behind-NAT machine priv-server only has ...
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Interactive ssh works, but not rsync or scp, on OSX

The motivation is that there's a server that I can ssh into (with or without key pairs set up ... i.e., without or with a password) but that I cannot send files to via rsync, scp, or sftp. Someone ...
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Only transfer updated portions of a file

I do simulations on large supercomputers, and the files I produce are on the order of 5 GB to 1 TB. But I frequently like to monitor the progress of the simulation using a visualization program on my ...
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Transfering millions of files from one server to another

I have two servers. One of them has 15 million text files (about 40 GB). I am trying to transfer them to another server. I considered zipping them and transferring the archive. But I realized that ...
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Why scp with compression takes longer than without compression

I was playing around and noticed that secure-copying with compression takes longer than without compression time scp -C ./test.sql user@vmware:/home/user real 0m42.758s user 0m40.455s sys ...
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Copying Files Through Two Layers of SSH from Windows

The place I work has a login server, and then I login to a Linux box from that login server. As in, ssh login@host ssh computer_name providing authentication each time. If I'm working from my ...
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How to copy, execute and retrieve data from a remote computer?

I am trying to run some calculations on a remote computer. Basically I want to copy some files to the computer, load a software, execute the calculation, then retrieve the data back. I have created a ...
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scp with password and renaming the file [closed]

I need to execute scp command with renaming the file. I have tried with following code: HOST=lnx25 USERNAME=ngqa PASSWORD=xxxxx FILE=$1 FILE_NAME=`echo $FILE | awk 'BEGIN{FS="/"} {print $NF;}'` ...
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When executing a script via ssh, how can I transfer variables back to the PC issuing the cmd?

I'm writing a pretty simple script that will SSH into the machine of my choice, run a script to obtain things like the number of users logged in, CPU averages, etc, and write it to a file on the PC ...
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scp between two servers not in the same network

There are two server that I can access with 2 different VPN connections. I have managed to have both VPN working on the same time on my machine (a bit of routing rules). I want to do a scp ...
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scp (v4) copy from remote to multiple local filenames

I did a bunch of googling and I think what I am trying to do is not possible with openssh/scp v4.x but wanted to ask here in case someone has a creative workaround. I want to copy multiple files from ...
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Running scp when .bashrc of remote machine includes source command

I cannot copy a file over scp when the remote machine .bashrc file includes source command to update paths and some variables. Why does it happen?
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Convenient way to upload a file to a server's application directory?

I very often need to upload some kind of file to a server, to put some application directory somewhere. Since my user account is of course unprivileged, I generally have to do this: scp file.txt ...
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how to scp to host connected on a wifi?

I have my MAC on a wifi and am connected via ssh to a linux host. I want to copy some files from the linux host over to my MAC. I know, I can simply run scp on the mac to fetch each file via mac> ...
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Bash script for scp interpreting tilde (~) too soon

So, I just started a new C++ class that requires me to program in a Linux environment. I don't have Linux installed on my machine, but I do have OS X and I can ssh into a linux machine in the lab at ...
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Pause at the end of `scp` transfer: from OSX or FreeBSD to Ubuntu

I make binary images for the releases of a freeware program for about seven platforms, with the help of VirtualBox images. The images are copied via scp to an Unbuntu system. I've noticed that from ...
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How do I copy a file with scp with special characters?

I am trying to copy a file that has colons and periods, e.g., with: scp "test.json-2014-08-07T11:17:58.662378" remote:tmp/ scp test.json-2014-08-07T11\:17\:58.662378 remote:tmp/ and combinations ...
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Copy a file from a remote server to windows home using scp

Is there a way to copy a file from a server to a local folder (i.e. My Documents)? can it be done by scp? I have this script that generate some list. I want this script to automatically copy the ...
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How to pipe a remote file to stdout over scp or sftp?

Using ssh, it is easy to print the contents of a file using ssh host 'cat file.txt' When ssh is disabled, and only SFTP is enabled, running the previous command gives the following error: ...
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transfer a file to remote dir only if doesn't exist without replacing

I'm using CentOS linux. In one line cmd, that returns 0 if success, non-0 if failure, I need: Transfer a file to a remote server. Don't transfer the file if filename exists in remote server ...