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[[Secure Copy]] (or [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Shell SCP]) is a way of copying data between two computers using [[SSH]].
Revision as of 16:24, 5 June 2008
The following commands work under RedHat Linux 3, 4, and 5, and Mac OS X.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org:Desktop/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 email@example.com:Desktop/source_file.txt target_file.txt
On Windows XP or Vista hosts there are no SCP clients installed by default. Users can install PuTTY, which will enable SSH and SCP access.
Alternatively, all users can use the UMIACS Intranet SFTP Web Applet located here without installing any additional software.