I would like to copy files in an remote server from one directory (in the remote server) to another (also in the same remote server). I tried this:

scp -r myacc@remote.server:/folder_a/*myfiles* ../folder_b

This did no give any error message, but it did not work. I also tried this:

scp -r myacc@remote.server:/folder_a/*myfiles* myacc@remote.server:/folder_b

which gave an error message:

Permission denied, please try again.

Permission denied, please try again.

Received disconnect from : 2: Too many authentication failures for myacc lost connection

How to copy files within a same server from one directory to another?


You should use ssh and do:

ssh myacc@remove.server "cp /folder_a/*myfiles* /folder_b"

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