scp command line to securely copy files over ssh, between Linux, Mac or Windows


Cloud Computing

SCP Introduction
scp stands for secure cp (copy), which means you can copy files across ssh connection. That connection will be securely encrypted, it is a very secure way to copy files between computers

You can use scp to copy files from or to a remote server. You can also copy files from one remote server to another remote server, without passing traffic through your PC.

You can use scp on Linux, Mac and Windows (using WinSCP).

SCP Usage
scp [[user@]from-host:]source-file [[user@]to-host:][destination-file]
from-host
Is the name or IP of the host where the source file is, this can be omitted if the from-host is the host where you are actually issuing the command
user
Is the user which have the right to access the file and directory, that is supposed to be copied in the case of the from-host, and the user who has the rights to write in the…

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