SecureCopy

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Secure Copy (or SCP) is a way of copying data between two computers using SSH.

Using SCP

The following commands work under Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu Linux, and macOS.

This command, when run from a terminal, will copy the file "source_file.txt" from the local machine to a folder inside the user's OpenLab account and give it the name "target_file.txt".

wing:~ Ben$ scp source_file.txt bkirz@openlab.umiacs.umd.edu:target_file.txt

This command, when run from a terminal, will copy the file "source_file.txt" from the user's OpenLab account into the current local directory and give it the name "target_file.txt".

wing:~ Ben$ scp bkirz@openlab.umiacs.umd.edu:source_file.txt target_file.txt

Note how the syntax of scp is very similar to that of the UNIX command cp with the addition of a hostname and username.

For UMIACS supported Windows hosts, WinSCP (available for download here) is already installed.

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