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Monday, 10 July 2017

SCP Securely copy files between hosts on a network Linux Command

scp


scp [options] file1[...] file2

Description

Securely copy files between hosts on a network, using ssh. Part of the OpenSSH suite of network tools. scp requests a password or passphrase if required. The transfer can be between two remote hosts. If more than one file is specified for file1, file2 should be a directory; otherwise, only the last file in the list is copied. file1 and file2 can be specified in any of the following ways:

file host:file user@host:file

The first format is used for a local file; a remote file can be specified in either of the other two formats.

Options


-1
Force the use of SSH protocol 1.

-2
Force the use of SSH protocol 2

-4
Use IPv4 addresses.

-6
Use IPv6 addresses.

-B
Run in batch mode. Don't ask for passwords or passphrases.

-c cipher
Specify the cipher to be used for encrypting the data.

-C
Enable ssh compression.

-F config
Specify an ssh user configuration file (default is $HOME/.ssh/config).

-i file
Specify the file that contains the identity (private key) for RSA authentication.

-l limit
Limit bandwidth used to limit, specified in kilobits/second.

-o option
Specify an option to pass to ssh.

-p
Preserve modification time, access time, and mode.

-P port
Connect to port on the remote host.

-q
Don't display the progress meter.

-r
Copy directories recursively.

-S program
Specify the program to use for the encrypted connection. The program must understand ssh options.

-v
Verbose mode.


Example


Copy the local file user.server1.pub to the remote system server2, putting it in james's home directory:

$ scp user.server1.pub james@server2:/home/james/

Reference : http://www.linuxdevcenter.com
Annamalai Thangaraj

Annamalai is working as Technical Lead in Leading Telecom company with 5+ years experience in Identity and Access Management , Telecom and Networks, BigData, Java, Spring, Struts, Hibernate, AngularJS, and Enterprise Web Application Development.

Website: Java Tutorials Corner

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Item Reviewed: SCP Securely copy files between hosts on a network Linux Command Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Annamalai Thangaraj