scp cheatsheet

Usage

scp <options> source_path destination_path

Conditions

-r      # transfer directory 
-v      # see the transfer details
-C      # copy files with compression
-l 800  # limit bandwith with 800
-p      # preserving the original attributes of the copied files
-q      # hidden the output

Commands

$ scp file user@host:/path/to/file                        # copying a file to the remote system using scp command
$ scp user@host:/path/to/file /local/path/to/file         # copying a file from the remote system using scp command
$ scp file1 file2 user@host:/path/to/directory            # copying multiple files using scp command
$ scp -r /path/to/directory user@host:/path/to/directory  # Copying an entire directory
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