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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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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scp does not transfer files correctly

I am using scp to transfer some large files (> 1 GB) from my laptop (Ubuntu 12.04) to my desktop (Ubuntu 14.04). The laptop has a wireless connection to my router and the desktop has a cable ...
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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' ...
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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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Downloading file through SSH with a “proxy” machine inbetween

I need to download a file from machine C to machine A. To do that, I need to login to machine B (I am doing this using scp), as I cannot access C directly from A. Would it be possible to download a ...
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SCP Automation in production environment [duplicate]

I want to implement the use of scp command in a production environment. I don't want to provide my password in the automation script. Is there any way? I need step by step solution.
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Shell Script - how to scp into remote server and download files and protect password

I have a remote server that I need to download Apache logs from. I can manually scp into the server and get the files, but I'd like to put this in crontab. The only way to automate it is to include ...
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SCP fails without error

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 ...
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Changing user while scp

I need to copy file between Linux machines. The problem that the user I use to login (myuser), is different from the user that can access the file. If I just ssh to the machine, I can switch the user ...
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How to upload a file from Windows to Linux?

I'm using Windows. I want to upload a file to Amazon server using putty from my Windows system. How to do this using scp or any other command? How do I download a file from the Amazon server to my ...
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What perl script will scp directory with spaces in name?

I"ve been trying for several hours to figure out how to get perl to scp a directory with a space in the name. I'm currently getting the error scp: ambiguous target Here is the script that is not ...
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Can't overwrite a file with WinSCP

I don't know how to fix this problem. I'm using WinSCP (on Windows) when I want to remove or edit admins in a file on a Linux system, user.ini. When I click save it gives me this error: General ...
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How to copy a file from a remote network to the local desktop

So I used SSH to remotely login to another computer on a network. I have many files that I would like to copy over to my local desktop. I am trying to follow this How-to : However, I think one ...
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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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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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How to launch two threads in bash shell script?

I am trying to copy files from machineB and machineC into machineA as I am running my below shell script on machineA. If the files is not there in machineB then it should be there in machineC for ...
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How can I return a specific error code at this point in my TCL script?

I have a TCL expect script that runs a scp command for uploading a config file to my DNS server: #!/usr/bin/expect -f set config "~/dnsmasq.conf" spawn /usr/bin/scp "$config" ...
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Equivalent of scp -l bandwidth_cap for .ssh/config?

Short form: You can limit the bandwidth the scp uses with the -l switch, you pass a number that's in kbits/sec. I'd rather set this in my .ssh/config file for certain names machines. What's the ...
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Copying latest files from the remote servers

We run report on multiple remote servers which we pick up monthly on our central server. The whole process is automated with scp and working well. The issue is that sometimes we go on individual ...
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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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Java code to copy files from one linux machine to another linux machine

I'm looking for java code to copy files to a remote linux system. I have tried Runtime.getRuntime().exec() function by passing an scp command, but each time I run the program it is asking for the ...
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How to scp from remote host to remote host with pem files and turning off strict host checking?

From my DEV server I'd like to copy files from my stage server to my prod server. I already have SSH keys setup between my DEV server and my stage server. But I haven't had any success trying to ...
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Unable to winscp png files

I have a few PNG files that need to be scp'd to a Linux box. I'm using winscp and when I copy for some reason the number of bytes transferred is zero and in turn the file is empty.. What option needs ...
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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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Mount a dropbox directory without installing the dropbox application

This is most likely to be a duplicate question, but I could not find a simple answer for my problem. My situation is as follows: I have multiple accounts on different computing clusters. I want to ...
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How do I copy a file from multiple servers to my local system?

We have multiple deployment of an application on servers such as app00, app01 and so on. I need to copy a single log file from all these servers onto my local mac so I can perform some grepping and ...
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How to use rsync with GNU parallel?

I am using scp to copy the files in parallel using GNU parallel with my below shell script and it is working fine. I am not sure how can I use rsync in place of scp in my below shell script. I am ...
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How to copy in two folders simultaneously using GNU parallel by spawning multiple threads?

I am trying to copy files from machineB and machineC into machineA as I am running my below shell script on machineA. If the files is not there in machineB then it should be there in machineC for ...
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How to use wildcards (*) when copying with scp?

Why can't I copy with scp when I'm using * characters in the path? scp SERVERNAME:/DIR/* . What configs do SCP need to allow * in the path? UPDATE: the problem is not on server side, pscp is ...
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Change OpenVPN client, can I use the same server configurations using scp?

I want to change my old FC 4 client to new Fedora 19 client, but I need to use all the same files on openvpn and IP address. Can I use SCP command for copy all this configurations? Thanks!
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Bad configuration option: ControlPersist while scp with control master?

I am using SCP with ControlMaster to copy the files but somehow I am getting this error back - command-line: line 0: Bad configuration option: ControlPersist command-line: line 0: Bad configuration ...
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How to split the array in set of five files and download them in parallel?

I am trying to copy files from testMachineB and testMachineC into testMachineA as I am running my shell script on testMachineA. If the file is not there in testMachineB, then it should be there in ...
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Bash script calls expect script with master SSH connection

I'm trying to write a bash script that calls an expect script to establish a master SSH connection to be used for the remaining SSH commands in the bash script. ~/.ssh/config: ControlMaster auto ...
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Unrar local files to remote server

I have two Linux servers, one which has several RAR files and another empty one. I would like to extract the archives and move the content to Server 2. The problem is: I do not have enough storage to ...
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Unrar local files to remote server [duplicate]

I have two Linux servers, one which has several RAR files and another empty one. I would like to extract the archives and move the content to Server 2. The problem is: I do not have enough storage to ...
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scp to Local Machine After SSHing [duplicate]

From my local machine I can copy files from a remote machine scp remote:/some/file/path ~ But what if I'm already SSHed into the remote machine? Can I do something like this ssh remote cd ...
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How to copy three files at once instead of one file at a time in bash shell scripting?

I am running my shell script on machineA which copies the files from machineB and machineC to machineA. If the file is not there in machineB, then it should be there in machineC for sure. So I will ...
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How to copy remote files to local if you don't have permission on the remote directory? [duplicate]

We have a Linux Server where our site is hosted. The server is a tomcat server and I want to access the logs located at /var/log/tomcat7. I wanted to tail the logs of the remote server. First I did ...
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How to input a network file using scp 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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scp between two servers with different pem files

I'm following the answer on How to scp from server to server with different public keys? but I'm getting a connection error: # start the agent and capture its environment in the current shell eval ...
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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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What's the difference between SFTP, SCP and FISH protocols?

I used to think SCP is a tool to copy files over SSH, and copying files over SSH is called SFTP, which is itself a synonym to FISH. But now as I was looking for a Total Commander plugin to do this in ...
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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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How to allow user to only rsync/download only one directory through SSH [duplicate]

What I want to do is to give to user a simple script to run, that will sync some directory from my VPS to their machine, authentication would be done by using pubkey, and I would like to have control ...
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How to parallelize the for loop while scp the files?

I am running my below shell script from machineA which is copying the files machineB and machineC into machineA. If the files are not there in machineB, then it should be there in machineC. The below ...
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Execute remote script with local parameter value

How can I automatize this task? 1) You are at A. 2) You ssh into B. 3) You run a script at B, that needs a parameter known at A. First, I thought perhaps I could send the value when I opened the ...
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How to use scp and ssh command in a single script without any keys?

How to use scp and ssh command in a same script? First I have to copy one file from my local server to remote. Then from local server itself, I have to check the size of the copied file.
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How to copy a debootstrap (chroot) directory to another computer?

I created an installation of Debian in a subdirectory using debootstrap on computer A. Now I would like to transfer this installation to computer B which has a local connection but no global internet ...
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Can using SFTP with HMAC-RIPEMD160 replace computing file hashes before and after transferring?

As part of my job I often find myself transferring lots of files between my computer and a remote storage space accessible over SFTP. To ensure the files' correct transfer I compute their SHA256 ...