Jan 7, 2013

Copy files using SCP

SCP is a very basic command that use to copy files between two systems securely. Basic command is like this;

scp /local/file/goingto.copy  remoteuser@remotehost:/remote/location/

I want to copy a file called 'mydoc.txt' in my home directory to a web folder in web server. That will be like;

scp /home/thilina/documents/mydoc.txt  webuser@websvr:/var/www/html/

Think that you need to copy a hole directory to some other place using this. You only need to add a '-r' to the previous command.

scp -r /home/thilina/documents/ webuser@websvr:/var/www/html/

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