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pscp: command-line SCP (secure copy) / SFTP client


pscp - command-line SCP (secure copy) / SFTP client


pscp [options[user@]host:source target
pscp [optionssource [source...] [user@]host:target
pscp [options-ls [user@]host:filespec


pscp is a command-line client for the SSH-based SCP (secure copy) and SFTP (secure file transfer protocol) protocols.


The command-line options supported by pscp are:

Show version information and exit.
Display the fingerprints of the PuTTY PGP Master Keys and exit, to aid in verifying new files released by the PuTTY team.
Remote directory listing.
Preserve file attributes.
Quiet, don't show statistics.
Copy directories recursively.
Allow server-side wildcards (DANGEROUS).
Show verbose messages.
-load session
Load settings from saved session.
-P port
Connect to port port.
-l user
Set remote username to user.
Disable interactive prompts.
-pw password
Set remote password to password. CAUTION: this will likely make the password visible to other users of the local machine (via commands such as `w').
Force use of SSH protocol version 1.
Force use of SSH protocol version 2.
Enable SSH compression.
-i path
Private key file for authentication.
Force use of SCP protocol.
Force use of SFTP protocol.


For more information on pscp it's probably best to go and look at the manual on the PuTTY web page:


This man page isn't terribly complete. See the above web link for better documentation.