# File Transfer using scp
# scp transferring file
To transfer a file securely to another machine - type:
scp file1.txt tom@server2:$HOME
This example presents transferring
file1.txt from our host to
tom's home directory.
# scp transferring multiple files
scp can also be used to transfer multiple files from one server to another. Below is example of transferring all files from
my_folder directory with extension
server2. In Below example all files will be transferred to user
tom home directory.
scp /my_folder/*.txt tom@server2:$HOME
# Downloading file using scp
To download a file from remote server to the local machine - type:
scp tom@server2:$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.
- scp /some/local/directory/file_name user_name@host_name:destination_file_path
- scp user_name@host_name:origin_file_path /some/local/directory