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SCP(1)                     OpenBSD Reference Manual                     SCP(1)

     scp - secure copy (remote file copy program)

     scp [-pqrvC] [-P port] [-c cipher] [-i identity_file]
         [[user@]host1:]file1 [...] [[user@]host2:]file2

     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:

     -c cipher
             Selects the cipher to use for encrypting the data transfer.  This
             option is directly passed to ssh(1).

     -i identity_file
             Selects the file from which the identity (private key) for RSA
             authentication is read.  This option is directly passed to

     -p      Preserves modification times, access times, and modes from the
             original file.

     -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 passphras-

     -q      Disables the progress meter.

     -C      Compression enable.  Passes the -C flag to ssh(1) to enable com-

     -P port
             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

     Timo Rinne <tri@iki.fi> and Tatu Ylonen <ylo@cs.hut.fi>

     scp is based on the rcp(1) program in BSD source code from the Regents of
     the University of California.

     rcp(1),  ssh(1),  ssh-add(1),  ssh-agent(1),  ssh-keygen(1),  sshd(8)

OpenBSD 2.6                   September 25, 1999                             1

Source: OpenBSD 2.6 man pages. Copyright: Portions are copyrighted by BERKELEY
SOFTWARE DESIGN, INC., The Regents of the University of California, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Free Software Foundation, FreeBSD Inc., and others.

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