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Using SCP to Copy a File from a Remote Host to your Local Host Example

by Jon on November 13th, 2010

In order to copy a file from a remote host with a non standard ssh port to your local host you need to format the command so the remote host is first like in the following syntax.

scp -P (port number) username@(hostname or ip):/directory/filename /local-directory/

Here is an example of how I used that command.

scp -P 222 root@192.168.100.10:/usr/src/src_code_latest.c /usr/src/

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