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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what is the purpose of -i in front of scp and ssh commands?

What is the "-i" for in the command "scp -i key *username*@address: path 1 *path 2*"? Note: I've seen "-i" used in ssh commands as well.
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scp from remote machine to local machine while logged in on remote machine [on hold]

I've found a lot of items on SE explaining how to scp to/from a local machine from/to a remote server while using terminal on a local machine. I'm logged in on a remote server and want to copy ...
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How can I transfer a file across 2 servers (source->serverA->serverB) with a single script.

I have 3 linux servers - the first one is a dev machine (where I compile my binary), the second one is a "jumpbox" which helps me connect to a "testbed" - which is the place where I need to copy my ...
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Transfering large (8 GB) files over ssh

I tried it with SCP, but it says "Negative file size". >scp matlab.iso xxx@xxx:/matlab.iso matlab.iso: Negative file size Also tried using SFTP, worked fine until 2 GB of the file had ...
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scp command fails executing cp

I am trying to use scp command to copy the r0.res file from local machine to a remote machine. I entered the following command: scp -v /etc/drbd.d/r0.res root@192.168.1.104 and I obtain this error: ...
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Transfer executable file from Linux to mac

I have a file that is sitting on my server, this file is an executable file on the server. When I just use SCP to copy it down to my desktop which is a mac i get bash - ./fig up cannot execute binary ...
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SCP stopped working: Permission denied, please try again

I was using scp to transfer files from server A to B (both CentOS with WHM and their usernames are equal). nohup scp -rpC xaa2 username@serverIPB:xaa2 I did it many times and then, suddenly, it ...
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Transfer files using scp: permission denied

I try to transfer files from remote computer using ssh to my computer : scp My_file.txt user_id@server:/Home This should put My_file.txt in the home folder on my own computer, right? I get ...
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Can't do an SCP pull despite SSH working fine

I have setup key authentication between two servers and I can ssh in without a key, for example: ssh backup@hostname this works fine and logs me in. But when I try an SCP to pull a file, I get no ...
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Transferring Files SSH SCP Error Message: 'Stdin: is not a tty'

I am using a Macbook SSH terminal and generated RSA key pairs and uploaded remote id_rsa.pub with approved permissions. I can connect with remote Apache web server. I can create, open, move, modify ...
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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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Can you scp a device file?

My flash is partitioned as /dev/mtd0 /dev/mtd1 etc....And I want to scp one of the partitions over to my pc so I can analyze it with a hex editor, but everytime I try to copy it with scp I get -not a ...
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Slow scp transfers over VPN from home network

I am trying to help out a friend that has been having issues with a IPSec VNP and scp. Allow me to describe the problem: When he connects to the IPSec VPN from a University, Starbucks, etc, he can ...
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Generate SCP string

Generally when I am copying files from a local instance to a server, I find it difficult to generate the SCP string for the server to copy the files. I need to execute the following three commands ...
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How to view progress with sshpass and scp in linux?

In my linux terminal, I am using this command sshpass -p "pass" scp -r me8@host.ca:/cmshome/me/file /home/me/Desktop to download a file with a password in it. Without the sshpass, I can see the ...
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How to copy a file from remote server to local machine?

In my terminal shell, I ssh'ed into a remote server, and I cd to the directory I want. Now in this directory, there is a file called table that I want to copy to my local machine /home/me/Desktop. How ...
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mkdir: cannot create directory: Function not implemented

I am in college and have to submit my cs homework from a school Linux machine, but I like doing the homework on my laptop (Mac). So instead of copying my files over every time, then submitting them, I ...
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Suppress server message in rsync

When I rsync or scp from a particular server I get a rather long message telling me the rules of the server. However when I setup regular pulls, I'd like to be able to suppress those messages in my ...
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How to scp with regular expressions

I'm trying to copy all files that do not begin with the letter "a", in ksh. Copying from the source machine to destination machine is working fine: scp -p !(a*) user@machine:/path/directory/. But, ...
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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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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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Do you need a shell for SCP?

I'm allowing a friend a local account on my machine, exclusively for SCP. Can I specify his account's shell as /bin/true, or in any other way limit the account, while still allowing SCP?
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how to find out the ip of an ssh HostName

Is there a simple way to retrieve the IP of a HostName from an ssh config on the command line? Many times I have to use scp and would like to connect to a machine, but I remember only the HostName.
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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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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 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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Autocomplete server names for SSH and SCP

I have a few servers configured in ~/.ssh/config, such as alpha and beta. How might I configure Bash such that the commands ssh al<tab> and scp file.tgz al<tab> autocomplete the names of ...
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Use scp to transfer a file from local directory X to remote directory Y

I took a look around at other questions here and at various "scp usage" tutorials on Internet, but I can't sort out what's wrong. I'm using Linux Mint and I'm trying to figure out how scp works. ...
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scp and umask setting

How do i make SCP respect umask ? Ive tried adding this Subsystem sftp internal-sftp -u 0002 in /etc/ssh/sshd_config and session optional pam_umask.so umask=0002 in ...
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How to input a network file to ffmpeg

My problem is this. I have access to a server that hosts many video files, most of them are very large and not well compressed. I intend to make a reduced quality smaller size copy of these on my ...
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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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Why does scp say “No such file”?

I have a bash script that uses scp to copy a file from my machine to another. The script keeps on exiting after I enter the SSH password with the error: <filename>: No such file or directory ...
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scp and compress at the same time, no intermediate save

What is the canonical way to: scp a file to a remote location compress the file in transit (tar or not, single file or whole folder, 7za or something else even more efficient) do the above without ...
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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 ...