To transfer a file securely to another machine - type:
scp file1.txt [email protected]:$HOME
This example presents transferring
file1.txt from our host to
tom's home directory.
scp can also be used to transfer multiple files from one server to another. Below is example of transferring all files from
my_folder directory with extension
server2. In Below example all files will be transferred to user
tom home directory.
scp /my_folder/*.txt [email protected]:$HOME
To download a file from remote server to the local machine - type:
scp [email protected]:$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.