Linux Tutorial Series

Linux Tutorial Series – 170 – The scp command

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In order to copy files from one computer to another, use scp. (Shotts, 2019)⁠

To copy a file from your machine to the server, use the following syntax:

scp localFile username@remotehost:/directory

More scp examples can be found here: (“Example syntax for Secure Copy (scp),” n.d.)

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Example syntax for Secure Copy (scp). (n.d.). Retrieved February 15, 2020, from

Shotts, W. (2019). The Linux Command Line, Fifth Internet Edition. Retrieved from Page 238-239