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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csp where both source and destination are local or how to make cp show a progress bar [duplicate]

csp shows a nice progress bar when copying a file to/from a remote host. Since cp doesn't have such a nicety, it ocurred to me that I could use scp to copy files in the same machine (no remote host), ...
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What does the `-C` flag exactly do in `scp`?

I always use either rsync or scp in order to copy file from/to a remote machine. Recently, I discovered in the manual of scp (man scp) the flag -C -C Compression enable. Passes the -C flag to ...
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What happens to my files if I scp-ed to non existing directory

Here's what I did: copied some files from server to my local computer scp root@remotemachine:/var/log/nginx/* /home/me/logs deleted the files on the server The next moment I realized, that I ...
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How can I scp a file that my user can't read but I can sudo?

Can I use scp to copy a file from a remote server which my login user can't read, but where I have permission to sudo to root (without password even)? How?
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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 do I scp a file from server A to server B from cron?

I have a file in server A which I am able to do transfer to server B using scp. I need to do this through a cron entry. server B has a password. How do I perform this?
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Cant use scp with wdmycloud

I can successfully log in to mycloud as root or another user I added. I need to use the scp command to send an image to my folder. It keeps asking for the password and saying its wrong when I know ...
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Fedora 22 - Question SCP [closed]

I am sending a photo file to myself just to another folder below. http://postimg.org/image/xo626zegz/ When I try to send to another machine gives an error as can be seen below. ...
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Can't secure copy to wdmycloud with ssh [duplicate]

I can successfully log in to mycloud as root or another user I added. I need to use the scp command to send an image to my share. It keeps asking for the password and saying its wrong when I know it's ...
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How to copy files from one remote server to another (LFTP)

Disclaimer: I have little Linux/sysadmin experience. I am trying to transfer some files to someone else's remote server. The source files are available on my local Windows machine or our own remote ...
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Why does my scp cap at 8MB over local network transfers?

Is there a reason scp caps at around 8MB when transferring files from one computer to another, over a local network? I'm transferring a couple hundred GB of data (movies and such), and have ran the ...
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scp not working without password

I created keys so I can transfer files and run commands without having to enter in a password. I used this guide to do it: ...
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How to discriminate between SSH and SCP for QoS in OpenWRT (and other systems)?

I regularly upload large amounts of data using SCP through my DSL upstream connection, which is limited to 1kbit/s. While I really want interactive SSH sessions to have highest priority, simply ...
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How can I set up one-way scp?

I've got a remote server my.server.com and I'd like to allow another user (stranger) to scp files onto the box. Goals: give as little access to the stranger user as possible stranger should not be ...
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scp file as another group

I would like to scp a file, however my primary group does not match the permissions of the destination directory so I get a permission deny when I try to scp. I have the correct group as a secondary ...
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Script works without sudo, fails with sudo

When I launch this script: #!/bin/bash -v sshpass -p '<pypasswd>' scp blah.img root@myip:/home/user/blah.img exit 0 with ./script.sh or nohup ./script.sh & it works. But when I do ...
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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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Sending files over Samba with command line

I was wondering if there is a way to use Samba to send items to a client machine via the command line (I need to send the files from the Samba server). I know I could always use scp but first I was ...
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Disable scp for all IP, but allow it for given ones

There is a server running sshd. We have root permission on it. Question: How can we disable SCP on it, BUT: allow a given IP to SCP (copy to it, etc.) Maybe rename the SCP binary and have a "Match ...
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Upload from shell to HTTP Server

I use scp command to upload file from my local computer to my ftp server is there any tools to do the same thing with http server (like Apache server ) like scp do ?
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How to Upload To vsftpd default dir with scp

I have been working on uploading from shell and I need to upload from shell I found scp in openssh-client . and it work perfectly but in this command I have to set destination path in ftp server like ...
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How to scp all files of a certain owner?

I want to scp all files of certain owners. For example, if this is my ls -la output: -rw-rw-r-- 1 owner1 ad 704 Jun 1 18:16 file1 -rw-rw-r-- 1 owner2 ad 798 May 29 11:15 file2 -rw-rw-r-- 1 ...
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scp from a remote machine

I am having trouble moving files off a remote machine that we need to take down. I can SSH into the remote machine just fine but, when I try to scp the files out I get an connection timed out on port ...
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Copying latest file from remote server

There is a collection of .doc files, in addition to other types of files, on a remote server (which supports SCP). I am trying to write a script to retrieve the latest (most recently modified) .doc ...
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How to copy only new files using “scp” command?

I was copying hundreds of files to another computer using the scp command that I got the stalled error. Now I am going to copy the files again. Is there any way to avoid copying the already copied ...
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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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SCP and/or SSH command with password in line

First, I'm TRYING to use rsa keys because I'm using the script to create RSA keys, but initially I have to connect to the remote machine to pass over the newly generated authentication key. Having ...
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help with remote file find/scp

I have a set of files on a remote sftp which I need to download to a server every day. sftp uses ssh keys to authenticate, so I created a ssh key and added to the remote server authorized folder. I'm ...
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Is it possible to have a lag between scp and checking for new file

Got a cronjob that downloads things regularly: if ! su scpuser -c "scp ..." > /dev/null 2>&1 || ! [ -f $scptarget ]; then; error "did not download stuff" $scptarget is where the thing ...
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SCP and delete a files from source

I Have a list file File_Transfer_List.txt which contains list of file to do scp My requirement is I need to do scp that files given in the list file and then delete the files from source location. ...
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How to rsync only a specific list of files to the same location on another server

I have a list of files: /location/file.txt Content of file: /location1/file2.abc /location2/location3/file1.abc /location4/location5/fileX.cde I'd like to copy files to another sever like this: ...
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How do I upload more than one files to a server and keep their directory structure with scp?

I have some local files at: /doc/dir-monkey/monkey.txt /doc/dir-monkey/monkey.xml /doc/dir-dog/dog.txt /doc/dir-dog/dog.xml /doc/dir-cat/cat.txt /doc/dir-cat/cat.xml Now I want to upload them to ...
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SCP won't copy files due to output in .bashrc

I just uploaded my linux (mint to v. 17.1), and now I cannot upload files to a cluster via scp anymore. I understand that .bashrc cannot output anything during the process for it confuses scp, so when ...
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Read the file from one Unix server to the other Unix server

I have a Pro*C program which I run on Unix server a but the input file required for this program is on other Unix server b. Whenever I run I have to copy the file from server b to a. Is there any way ...
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Tar and download in one step over ssh / scp [duplicate]

(This seems like an obvious / common question, but I couldn't find it when searching - maybe I wasn't using the correct terminology...) I want to login over ssh to a remote machine, tar a directory, ...
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bash scripting : using expect

I am facing an issue when I run simply these commands. The remote server want to pass "yes" to add the key in RSA file because first time connection established with scp. commands are given below ...
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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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How to copy files from other servers if local machine is down

I have a script which will be running in each server and copies certain files into it. Script knows where I am running and what files I need to copy. Script will copy files from local datacenter ...
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How to copy files from local datacenter to local datacenter and have some failover cases?

I have a script which knows about on which HOSTNAME it will be running as it has the HOSTNAME variable which tells about this and it is being passed from outside. I want to check which datacenter that ...
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Command-line mv exclusion list

Is there a way to mv,cp, or any file operation such that I could specify all the files I don't want affected? For example, say I have a folder with the files file1, file2, and file3, and I want to ...
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Can scp create a directory if it doesn't exist?

I want to use scp to upload files but sometimes the target directory may not exist. Is it possible to create the folder automatically? If so, how? If not, what alternative way can I try?
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Transfer a file over a unstable SSH connection

I'm trying to upload some big files (around 10GB) with a slow upload speed (200kb/s) on a often disconnected SSH connection (due to poor network conditions). I'm trying to use scp, but if there is a ...
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Why does scp not show true upload speed?

Every time I'm trying to upload a file using scp on my slow upload connection (~100kb/s), it shows something like : test 27% 2208KB 2.2MB/s 00:02 ETA On the first ...
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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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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 ...