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Joel Dare
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-====== Copy a Directory Recursively using SCP ====== 
  
-I often need to quickly copy a directory from one Linux machine to another. ​ An easy command to accomplish the task is the SCP (Secure Copy) command. ​ Here's the general format of a recursive copy. 
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-  scp -r [/​local/​path/​] [user@host]:​[/​remote/​path] 
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-The -r switch causes scp to copy recursively. ​ It copies all files and directories under the one specified. 
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-You can use the * wildcard as your local path to copy the current directory and everything below it. 
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-====== rsync Alternative ====== 
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-You can also use the rsync command to copy files in a similar manner. ​ rsync has a few more options and the advantage that it only copies changed files. 
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-  rsync -a [/​local/​path/​] [user@host]:​[remote/​path/​] 
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