scp -- secure copy (remote file copy program)
scp [-pqrvBC1246] [-F ssh_config] [-S program] [-P port] [-c cipher]
[-i identity_file] [-l limit] [-o ssh_option] [[user@]host1:]file1
scp copies files between hosts on a network. It uses ssh(1) for data
transfer, and uses the same authentication and provides the same security
as ssh(1). Unlike rcp(1), scp will ask for passwords or passphrases if
they are needed for authentication.
Any file name may contain a host and user specification to indicate that
the file is to be copied to/from that host. Copies between two remote
hosts are permitted.
The options are as follows:
Selects the cipher to use for encrypting the data transfer. This
option is directly passed to ssh(1).
Selects the file from which the identity (private key) for RSA
authentication is read. This option is directly passed to
Limits the used bandwidth, specified in Kbit/s.
-p Preserves modification times, access times, and modes from the
-r Recursively copy entire directories.
-v Verbose mode. Causes scp and ssh(1) to print debugging messages
about their progress. This is helpful in debugging connection,
authentication, and configuration problems.
-B Selects batch mode (prevents asking for passwords or
-q Disables the progress meter.
-C Compression enable. Passes the -C flag to ssh(1) to enable compression.
Specifies an alternative per-user configuration file for ssh.
This option is directly passed to ssh(1).
Specifies the port to connect to on the remote host. Note that
this option is written with a capital `P', because -p is already
reserved for preserving the times and modes of the file in
Name of program to use for the encrypted connection. The program
must understand ssh(1) options.
Can be used to pass options to ssh in the format used in
ssh_config(5). This is useful for specifying options for which
there is no separate scp command-line flag.
-1 Forces scp to use protocol 1.
-2 Forces scp to use protocol 2.
-4 Forces scp to use IPv4 addresses only.
-6 Forces scp to use IPv6 addresses only.
scp exits with 0 on success or >0 if an error occurred.
Timo Rinne <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Tatu Ylonen <email@example.com>
scp is based on the rcp(1) program in BSD source code from the Regents of
the University of California.
rcp(1), sftp(1), ssh(1), ssh-add(1), ssh-agent(1), ssh-keygen(1),
FreeBSD 5.2.1 September 25, 1999 FreeBSD 5.2.1 [ Back ]