SCP Like a Boss
Wed Aug 31, 2016 · 138 words

How to send and retrieve Files with SCP

Basics

scp copies files over a secure, encrypted network connection. scp stands for “secure copy.” If you are familiar with using the cp command on your local machine, scp is easy to understand.

Send file to Remote :
  scp ~/my_local_file.txt [...] user@remote_host.com:/pathToRemoteDirectory
Send file across 2 remote hosts
  scp user1@remotehost1:/some/remote/dir/foobar.txt user2@remotehost2:/some/remote/dir/
Retrieve file from Remote :
  scp user@remote_host.com:/pathToRemoteDirectory/remotefile ~/my_local_file.txt
Directory
 scp -r user@remote_host.com:/pathToRemoteDirectory/remotefile ~/my_local_file.txt

Options

Port Options
 scp -P 2200
Verbose Options
  scp -v
Bandwith Options

limit 400

  scp rC -l 400
Ssh Options

identity file

  scp -i private_key.pem

ssh_config

  scp -F /home/user/my_ssh_config
Quiet mode Options
  scp -q

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