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scp(1)					  User Commands 				   scp(1)

NAME
       scp - secure copy (remote file copy program)

SYNOPSIS
       scp [-pqrvBC46] [-F ssh_config] [-S program] [-P port]
	    [-c cipher] [-i identity_file] [-o ssh_option]
	    [ [user@]host1:]file1 []... [ [user@]host2:]file2

DESCRIPTION
       The scp utility 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.

OPTIONS
       The following options are supported:

       -4		   Forces scp to use IPv4 addresses only.

       -6		   Forces scp to use IPv6 addresses only.

       -B		   Selects batch mode. (Prevents asking for passwords or passphrases.)

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

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

       -F ssh_config	   Specifies an alternative per-user configuration file for ssh(1.).

       -i identity_file    Selects the file from which the identity (private key) for RSA authen-
			   tication is read. This option is directly passed to ssh(1).

       -o ssh_option	   The given option is directly passed to ssh(1).

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

       -P port		   Specifies the port to connect to on the remote host. Notice that  this
			   option  is  written with a capital `P', because -p is already reserved
			   for preserving the times and modes of the file in rcp(1).

       -q		   Disables the progress meter.

       -r		   Recursively copies entire directories.

       -S program	   Specifies the name of the program to use for the encrypted connection.
			   The program must understand ssh(1) options.

       -v		   Verbose  mode. Causes scp and ssh(1) to print debugging messages about
			   their progress. This is helpful in debugging  connection,  authentica-
			   tion, and configuration problems.

OPERANDS
       The following operands are supported:

       host1, host2,...    The name(s) of the host from or to which the file is to be copied.

       file1, file2,...    The file(s) to be copied.

EXIT STATUS
       The following exit values are returned:

       0    Successful completion.

       1    An error occurred.

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |      ATTRIBUTE TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Availability		     |SUNWsshu			   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Interface Stability	     |Evolving			   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+

SEE ALSO
       rcp(1),	 ssh(1),   ssh-add(1),	 ssh-agent(1),	ssh-keygen(1),	sshd(1M),  ssh_config(4),
       attributes(5)

NOTES
       Generally, use of scp with password or keyboard-interactive authentication  method and two
       remote  hosts  does  not  work. It does work with either the pubkey,  hostbased or gssapi-
       keyex authentication method. For the pubkey authentication  method,  either  private  keys
       not  protected  by a passphrase, or an explicit ssh  agent forwarding have to be used. The
       gssapi-keyex authentication method  works with the kerberos_v5 GSS-API mechanism, but only
       if  the GSSAPIDelegateCredentials option is enabled.

SunOS 5.11				   22 Jun 2007					   scp(1)
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