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May 19, 2015 - A Look At The New Commandlinefu
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Terminal - Commands tagged scp - 12 results
tar -cj / -X /tmp/exclude.txt | cstream -v 1 -c 3 -T 10 | ssh [email protected] 'tar -xj -C /backupDestination'
2014-07-21 18:52:19
User: fantleas
Functions: ssh tar

The files are automatically uncompressed when they reach the destination machine. This is a fast way to backup your server to your local computer while it's running (shutting down services is recommended).

A file named "exclude.txt" is needed at /tmp/ containing the following :


















scp [email protected]:"path/To/File1 path/To/File2" destination/
scp [email protected]|ipaddress:/directory/path .
2013-10-23 12:35:18
User: Dhinesh
Functions: scp
Tags: scp

scp [email protected]:/directory/path .

Get the file from the remote system

:r scp://yourhost//your/file
2013-09-16 08:09:53
User: Zulu
Tags: vim scp

Like vim scp://yourhost//your/file but in vim cmds.

scp -l username -pw pa33w0rd file.txt
scp filename [email protected]:`pwd`
2011-10-29 07:12:17
User: shadus
Functions: scp

This will copy a file from your current directory to the same location on another machine. Handy for configuring ha, copying your resolv.conf, .bashrc, anything in /usr/local, etc.

rsync --progress --partial --rsh="ssh -p 8322" --bwlimit=100 --ipv4 [email protected]:~/file.tgz .
2011-02-10 14:25:22
User: ruslan
Functions: rsync

The command copies a file from remote SSH host on port 8322 with bandwidth limit 100KB/sec;

--progress shows a progress bar

--partial turns partial download on; thus, you can resume the process if something goes wrong

--bwlimit limits bandwidth by specified KB/sec

--ipv4 selects IPv4 as preferred

I find it useful to create the following alias:

alias myscp='rsync --progress --partial --rsh="ssh -p 8322" --bwlimit=100 --ipv4'

in ~/.bash_aliases, ~/.bash_profile, ~/.bash_login or ~/.bashrc where appropriate.

scp -l10 [email protected]:/home/zutaniddu/* .
2010-02-19 16:44:24
User: 0disse0
Functions: scp
Tags: ssh scp bandwidth

the command is obvious, I know, but maybe not everyone knows that using the parameter "-l" you can limit the use of bandwidth command scp.

In this example fetch all files from the directory zutaniddu and I copy them locally using only 10 Kbs

vimdiff scp:[email protected]//etc/snmp/snmpd.conf scp:[email protected]//etc/snmp/snmpd.conf
2010-01-06 18:12:45
User: sputnick
Tags: vim remote scp

You can use

vim scp:[email protected]//file

too in a simple case.

ssh middlehost "ssh -a [email protected] '> nicescript'" < nicescript
2009-08-26 20:25:12
User: 0x89
Functions: ssh
Tags: ssh scp

Stop tormenting the poor animal cat!

Also you should not that you need a private key not protected by a passphrase on middlehost that grants you access to securehost..

cat nicescript |ssh middlehost "cat | ssh -a [email protected] 'cat > nicescript'"
2009-08-25 08:11:12
User: syladmin
Functions: cat ssh
Tags: ssh scp

middlehost allows ssh access from where you are but not securehost.

Use nice ssh piping to simulate scp through A => B => C

setting up the shell function if left as an exercise for the reader. ;-)

Agent forwarding should avoid password typing.

mecp () { scp "$@" ${SSH_CLIENT%% *}:Desktop/; }
2009-06-11 00:43:08
User: braino
Functions: scp
Tags: scp

Place in .bashrc and invoke like this: "mecp /path/to/file", and it will copy the specified file(s) back to the desktop of the host you're ssh'ing in from. To easily upload a file from the host you're ssh'ing in from use this:

ucp (){ scp ${SSH_CLIENT%% *}:Desktop/upload/* .; }