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 regular file. How can I scp the contents of a flash partition? I think I did it once with WinSCP on a windows machine but it only worked for small partitions of < 10mb and anything bigger would disconnect from the device.


A combination of dd and ssh can probably help here:

# dd if=/dev/mtd0 | ssh me@myhost "dd of=mtd0.img"
  • This is exactly what I needed. – Toshiro Mar 12 '15 at 13:06

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