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Old 12-06-2013
Oracle How to use scp?

How to copy multiple directories using single command on solaris 10 from server A to server B.

I tried scp but its working only one directory at atime

How to acheive this with simple and short solution?????
# 2  
Old 12-06-2013
try using scp -r

# 3  
Old 12-06-2013
i know using scp -r copies recursively

but again my question is how to copy multiple different directries on same path from server A to server B using single scp or any other command.
# 4  
Old 12-06-2013
u can use wild charcters ( *)

# 5  
Old 12-06-2013
Ok let me tell you clearly

Following directories exist as below all are directries


How to copy from server A to server B singleshot
# 6  
Old 12-06-2013
use /* in scp command i haven't tried any time though

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Old 12-06-2013
In your case there is no other way than cycling to all the directories:

scp -r user@host:/path/to/source1 /path/to/target1
scp -r user@host:/path/to/source2 /path/to/target2
scp -r user@host:/path/to/source3 /path/to/target3

What you can do, though, is providing a list of directories and using a shell loop, either via shell variables:


(( i = 1 ))
while [ $i -lt ${#dirs[*]} ] ; do
     scp -r user@host:/path/to/"${dirs[$i]}" /path/to/"${dirs[$i]}"
     (( i += 1 ))

or via a file containing the list (replace "<spc>" and "<tab>" with a literal space/tab):

cat /path/to/listfile
# this is a comment
abc    # comment too

typeset dir=""
sed 's/#.*//;s/[<spc><tab>]*$//;/^$/d' /path/to/listfile |\
while read dir ; do
     scp -r user@host:/path/to/"$dir" /path/to/"$dir"

I hope this helps.

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