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SCP(1)				   BSD General Commands Manual				   SCP(1)

     scp -- secure copy (remote file copy program)

     scp [-pqrvBC46] [-F ssh_config] [-S program] [-P port] [-c cipher] [-i identity_file]
	 [-o ssh_option] [[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 ssh(1).

     -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 configura-
	     tion problems.

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

     -q      Disables the progress meter.

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

     -F ssh_config
	     Specifies an alternative per-user configuration file for ssh.  This option is
	     directly passed to ssh(1).

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

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

     -o ssh_option
	     Can be used to pass options to ssh in the format used in ssh_config(5).  This is
	     useful for specifying options for which there is no separate scp command-line flag.
	     For example, forcing the use of protocol version 1 is specified using scp

     -4      Forces scp to use IPv4 addresses only.

     -6      Forces scp to use IPv6 addresses only.

     scp exits with 0 on success or >0 if an error occurred.

     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

     rcp(1), sftp(1), ssh(1), ssh-add(1), ssh-agent(1), ssh-keygen(1), ssh_config(5), sshd(8)

BSD					September 25, 1999				      BSD
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