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How to Use scp Command to Securely Transfer Files in Linux
Suppose you want to transfer some files between servers on a Linux system. There are many ways you can accomplish the task, but if your priority is to transfer files securely, you’re left with a few options.
The easiest solution is to use the scp or secure copy command to transfer your files without worrying about security. In this article, we will explain how to use transfer files securely using the scp command on your Linux system.
When it comes to transferring files over a secure network, the scp command can be very useful. It stands for Secure Copy Protocol and transfers files and directories between two systems over SSH (Secure Shell) connection. With ssh, you can be assured of the security of your files as they are encrypted by default. In simpler terms, the scp command is a more secure version of the cp command, which you can read all about in our Linux Terminal commands article.