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How to transfer files over SSH using SCP.

SCP also known as Secure copy protocol. SCP is known for securely transferring computer files between a local host and a remote host or between two remote hosts. It is based on the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol.

If you want to copy files to a remote machine using SSH hear how you can do this –

scp sourcefilename user@host:directory/TargetFile

For example, to copy your TPS Reports to Joe’s Desktop:

scp “TPS Reports.odw” joe@laptop:Desktop/

This will copy TPS Reports.odw to /home/joe/Desktop, because SCP uses your home folder as the destination unless the destination folder begins with a ‘/’.

Copying file from remote machine to your pc –

scp user@host:directory/SourceFile TargetFile

scp -r user@host:directory/SourceFolder TargetFolder

To copy the pictures to your holiday folder from website, you could do:

” scp -r catbert@ “

You just Learned using SCP !!

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