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+.\" -*- nroff -*-
+.\" scp.1
+.\" Author: Tatu Ylonen <>
+.\" Copyright (c) 1995 Tatu Ylonen <>, Espoo, Finland
+.\" All rights reserved
+.\" Created: Sun May 7 00:14:37 1995 ylo
+.\" $Id: scp.1,v 1.3 1999/10/28 23:15:49 damien Exp $
+.Dd September 25, 1999
+.Dt SCP 1
+.Nm scp
+.Nd secure copy (remote file copy program)
+.Nm scp
+.Op Fl pqrvC
+.Op Fl P Ar port
+.Op Fl c Ar cipher
+.Op Fl i Ar identity_file
+.Sm off
+.Op Ar user@
+.Ar host1 No :
+.Oc Ns Ar file1
+.Sm on
+.Op Ar ...
+.Sm off
+.Op Ar user@
+.Ar host2 No :
+.Oc Ar file2
+.Sm on
+copies files between hosts on a network. It uses
+.Xr ssh 1
+for data transfer, and uses the same authentication and provides the
+same security as
+.Xr ssh 1 .
+.Xr rcp 1 ,
+will ask for passwords or passphrases if they are needed for
+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 options are as follows:
+.Bl -tag -width Ds
+.It Fl c Ar cipher
+Selects the cipher to use for encrypting the data transfer. This
+option is directly passed to
+.Xr ssh 1 .
+.It Fl i Ar identity_file
+Selects the file from which the identity (private key) for RSA
+authentication is read. This option is directly passed to
+.Xr ssh 1 .
+.It Fl p
+Preserves modification times, access times, and modes from the
+original file.
+.It Fl r
+Recursively copy entire directories.
+.It Fl v
+Verbose mode. Causes
+.Xr ssh 1
+to print debugging messages about their progress. This is helpful in
+debugging connection, authentication, and configuration problems.
+.It Fl B
+Selects batch mode (prevents asking for passwords or passphrases).
+.It Fl q
+Disables the progress meter.
+.It Fl C
+Compression enable. Passes the
+.Fl C
+flag to
+.Xr ssh 1
+to enable compression.
+.It Fl P Ar port
+Specifies the port to connect to on the remote host. Note that this
+option is written with a capital
+.Sq P ,
+.Fl p
+is already reserved for preserving the times and modes of the file in
+.Xr rcp 1 .
+Timo Rinne <> and Tatu Ylonen <>
+is based on the
+.Xr rcp 1
+program in BSD source code from the Regents of the University of
+.Xr rcp 1 ,
+.Xr ssh 1 ,
+.Xr ssh-add 1 ,
+.Xr ssh-agent 1 ,
+.Xr ssh-keygen 1 ,
+.Xr sshd 8