I am trying to transfer a directory from my local host to a remote server.

I am using a Mac.

i keep getting this message

cp: cannot stat ‘/Users/seeker/Documents/devfolder/Laravel/Dating/baseLaravelDating/dating/’: No such file or directory

I followed the instruction in this question

i.e I first logged into the remote server via SSH and from the root of server I ran the following;

scp -r /Users/seeker/Documents/devfolder/Laravel/Dating/baseLaravelDating/dating   root@ 

I know that the location of the local files is correct because i ran the command:


The files i am trying to transfer is located in a directory called dating.

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    You should run scp on your local machine to copy your local files. Also, are you sure you want to login as root?
    – Panki
    Jun 12, 2020 at 8:36
  • hi @panki. thanks for replying. what is wrong with using root
    – theSeeker
    Jun 12, 2020 at 9:00
  • See this detailed explanation: unix.stackexchange.com/questions/82626/…
    – Panki
    Jun 12, 2020 at 9:21


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