scp(1) User Commands scp(1)
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 [...] [
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:
-4 Forces scp to use IPv4 addresses only.
-6 Forces scp to use IPv6 addresses only.
-B Selects batch mode. (Prevents asking for pass-
words or passphrases.)
-c cipher Selects the cipher to use for encrypting the
data transfer. This option is directly passed
-C Compression enable. Passes the -C flag to
ssh(1) to enable compression.
-F ssh_config Specifies an alternative per-user configuration
file for ssh(1.).
-i identity_file Selects the file from which the identity (pri-
vate key) for RSA authentication is read. This
option is directly passed to ssh(1).
-o ssh_option The given option is directly passed to ssh(1).
-p Preserves modification times, access times, and
modes from the original file.
-P port Specifies 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
-q Disables the progress meter.
-r Recursively copies entire directories.
-S program Specifies the name of the program to use for
the encrypted connection. The program must
understand ssh(1) options.
-v Verbose mode. Causes scp and ssh(1) to print
debugging messages about their progress. This
is helpful in debugging connection, authentica-
tion, and configuration problems.
The following operands are supported:
host1, host2,...The name(s) of the host from or to which the file is to
file1, file2,...The file(s) to be copied.
The following exit values are returned:
0 Successful completion.
1 An error occurred.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
tab() allbox; cw(2.750000i)| cw(2.750000i) lw(2.750000i)|
lw(2.750000i). ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE AvailabilitySUNWsshu
rcp(1), ssh(1), ssh-add(1), ssh-agent(1), ssh-keygen(1), sshd(1M),
To view license terms, attribution, and copyright for OpenSSH, the
default path is /var/sadm/pkg/SUNWsshdr/install/copyright. If the
Solaris operating environment has been installed anywhere other than
the default, modify the given path to access the file at the installed
scp is based on the rcp(1) program in the BSD source code from the
Regents of the University of California. The authors are Timo Rinne and
SunOS 5.10 9 Jan 2004 scp(1)