Using Secure Copy (
scp2 is a program for copying files securely over the network. It uses
ssh2 for data transfer and authentication and provides the same security as
scp2 uses SFTP2 over Secure Shell v2 for data exchange between the client and server. This is not to be confused with
The basic syntax for
scp user@source:/directory/file user@destination:/directory/file
Note: As shown in the example above, in the normal case, you do not have to type
scp2. The installation process creates a symbolic link,
, that points to the actual
scp2 executable. If Secure Shell 1.x was installed before SSH Tectia, you will need to type
to run the Secure Shell 1.x secure copy command.
scp2 command-line options are documented in detail on the
scp2 man page.
scp2 can be used to copy files in either direction; from the local system to the remote system or vice versa. Local paths can be specified without the
user@system: prefix. Relative paths can also be used, they are interpreted in relation to the user's home directory.