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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 [...]

     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

     -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 configuration problems.

     -B	     Selects batch mode	(prevents asking for passwords or

     -q	     Disables the progress meter.

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

     -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 written with a capital `P',	because	-p is already
	     reserved for preserving the times and modes of the	file in

     -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	<> and Tatu Ylonen <>

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

     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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