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SCP(1)			FreeBSD	General	Commands Manual			SCP(1)

NAME
     scp -- secure copy	(remote	file copy program)

SYNOPSIS
     scp [-1246BCpqrv] [-c cipher] [-F ssh_config] [-i identity_file]
	 [-l limit] [-o	ssh_option] [-P	port] [-S program]
	 [[user@]host1:]file1 ... [[user@]host2:]file2

DESCRIPTION
     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.

     File names	may contain a user and host specification to indicate that the
     file is to	be copied to/from that host.  Local file names can be made
     explicit using absolute or	relative pathnames to avoid scp	treating file
     names containing `:' as host specifiers.  Copies between two remote hosts
     are also permitted.

     The options are as	follows:

     -1	     Forces scp	to use protocol	1.

     -2	     Forces scp	to use protocol	2.

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

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

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

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

     -l	limit
	     Limits the	used bandwidth,	specified in Kbit/s.

     -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 full details of
	     the options listed	below, and their possible values, see
	     ssh_config(5).

		   AddressFamily
		   BatchMode
		   BindAddress
		   ChallengeResponseAuthentication
		   CheckHostIP
		   Cipher
		   Ciphers
		   Compression
		   CompressionLevel
		   ConnectionAttempts
		   ConnectTimeout
		   ControlMaster
		   ControlPath
		   GlobalKnownHostsFile
		   GSSAPIAuthentication
		   GSSAPIDelegateCredentials
		   HashKnownHosts
		   Host
		   HostbasedAuthentication
		   HostKeyAlgorithms
		   HostKeyAlias
		   HostName
		   IdentityFile
		   IdentitiesOnly
		   KbdInteractiveDevices
		   LogLevel
		   MACs
		   NoHostAuthenticationForLocalhost
		   NumberOfPasswordPrompts
		   PasswordAuthentication
		   PKCS11Provider
		   Port
		   PreferredAuthentications
		   Protocol
		   ProxyCommand
		   PubkeyAuthentication
		   RekeyLimit
		   RhostsRSAAuthentication
		   RSAAuthentication
		   SendEnv
		   ServerAliveInterval
		   ServerAliveCountMax
		   StrictHostKeyChecking
		   TCPKeepAlive
		   UsePrivilegedPort
		   User
		   UserKnownHostsFile
		   VerifyHostKeyDNS

     -P	port
	     Specifies the port	to connect to on the remote host.  Note	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).

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

     -q	     Quiet mode: disables the progress meter as	well as	warning	and
	     diagnostic	messages from ssh(1).

     -r	     Recursively copy entire directories.  Note	that scp follows sym-
	     bolic links encountered in	the tree traversal.

     -S	program
	     Name of 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,
	     authentication, and configuration problems.

     The scp utility exits 0 on	success, and >0	if an error occurs.

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

HISTORY
     scp is based on the rcp(1)	program	in BSD source code from	the Regents of
     the University of California.

AUTHORS
     Timo Rinne	<tri@iki.fi>
     Tatu Ylonen <ylo@cs.hut.fi>

FreeBSD	9.3		       February	8, 2010			   FreeBSD 9.3

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