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 ... [ [user@]host2:]file2
The scp utility 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 following options are supported:
-4Forces scp to use IPv4 addresses only.
-6Forces scp to use IPv6 addresses only.
-BSelects batch mode. (Prevents asking for passwords or passphrases.)
-c cipherSelects the cipher to use for encrypting the data transfer. This option is directly passed to ssh(1).
-CCompression enable. Passes the -C flag to ssh(1) to enable compression.
-F ssh_configSpecifies an alternative per-user configuration file for ssh(1.).
-i identity_fileSelects the file from which the identity (private key) for RSA authentication is read. This option is directly passed to ssh(1).
-o ssh_optionThe given option is directly passed to ssh(1).
-pPreserves modification times, access times, and modes from the original file.
-P portSpecifies the port to connect to on the remote host. Notice 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).
-qDisables the progress meter.
-rRecursively copies entire directories.
-S programSpecifies the name of the program to use for the encrypted connection. The program must understand ssh(1) options.
-vVerbose mode. Causes scp and ssh(1) to print debugging messages about their progress. This is helpful in debugging connection, authentication, and configuration problems.
The following operands are supported:
host1, host2,...The name(s) of the host from or to which the file is to be copied.
file1, file2,...The file(s) to be copied.
The following exit values are returned:
1An error occurred.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
ATTRIBUTE TYPE ATTRIBUTE VALUE Availability SUNWsshu
rcp(1), ssh(1), ssh-add(1), ssh-agent(1), ssh-keygen(1), sshd(1M), ssh_config(4), attributes(5)
Generally, use of scp with password or keyboard-interactive authentication method and two remote hosts does not work. It does work with either the pubkey, hostbased or gssapi-keyex authentication method. For the pubkey authentication method, either private keys not protected by a passphrase, or an explicit ssh agent forwarding have to be used. The gssapi-keyex authentication method works with the kerberos_v5 GSS-API mechanism, but only if the GSSAPIDelegateCredentials option is enabled.
|SunOS 5.11||scp (1)||22 Jun 2007|