- scp /some/local/directory/file_name user_name@host_name:destination_file_path
- scp user_name@host_name:origin_file_path /some/local/directory
Downloading file using scp
To download a file from remote server to the local machine - type:
scp tom@server2:$HOME/file.txt /local/machine/path/
This example shows how to download the file named
file.txt from user
tom's home directory to our local machine's current directory.
scp transferring file
To transfer a file securely to another machine - type:
scp file1.txt tom@server2:$HOME
This example presents transferring
file1.txt from our host to
tom's home directory.
scp transferring multiple files
scp can also be used to transfer multiple files from one server to another. Below is example of transferring all files from
my_folder directory with extension
server2. In Below example all files will be transferred to user
tom home directory.
scp /my_folder/*.txt tom@server2:$HOME