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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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 ...
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Using scp to transfer files to an android device

I have a file on a remote server that I want to transfer to my android device over ssh, only using the android device in the process. Using this setup, I tried an scp from the android device ...
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scp and file owner

What are the reasons that could make a change in a file ownership after scp'ing it from one server to another? The file ownership changed from 'owner' to 'apache'. I used scp -p . The user 'owner' ...