Linux "rcp" Command Line Options and Examples
secure copy

scp copies files between hosts on a network. It uses ssh(1) for data transfer, and uses the same authentication and provides the same security as ssh(1). scp will ask for passwords or passphrases if they are needed for authentication.


scp [-346BCpqrv] [-c cipher] [-F ssh_config] [-i identity_file] [-l limit] [-o ssh_option] [-P port]
     [-S program] [[user@]host1:]file1 ... [[user@]host2:]file2

Command Line Options:

Forces scp to use IPv4 addresses only.
rcp -4 ...
Forces scp to use IPv6 addresses only.
rcp -6 ...
Selects batch mode (prevents asking for passwords or passphrases).
rcp -B ...
Compression enable. Passes the -C flag to ssh(1) to enable compression.
rcp -C ...
Selects the cipher to use for encrypting the data transfer. This option is directly passed to ssh(1).
rcp -c ...
Specifies an alternative per-user configuration file for ssh. This option is directly passed to ssh(1).
rcp -F ...
Selects the file from which the identity (private key) for public key authentication is read. Thisoption is directly passed to ssh(1).
rcp -i ...
Limits the used bandwidth, specified in Kbit/s.
rcp -l ...
Can be used to pass options to ssh in the format used in ssh_config(5). This is useful for specifyingoptions for which there is no separate scp command-line flag. For full details of the options listedbelow, and their possible values, see ssh_config(5).AddressFamilyBatchModeBindAddressCanonicalDomainsCanonicalizeFallbackLocalCanonicalizeHostnameCanonicalizeMaxDotsCanonicalizePermittedCNAMEsCertificateFileChallengeResponseAuthenticationCheckHostIPCiphersCompressionConnectionAttemptsConnectTimeoutControlMasterControlPathControlPersistGlobalKnownHostsFileGSSAPIAuthenticationGSSAPIDelegateCredentialsHashKnownHostsHostHostbasedAuthenticationHostbasedKeyTypesHostKeyAlgorithmsHostKeyAliasHostNameIdentitiesOnlyIdentityAgentIdentityFileIPQoSKbdInteractiveAuthenticationKbdInteractiveDevicesKexAlgorithmsLogLevelMACsNoHostAuthenticationForLocalhostNumberOfPasswordPromptsPasswordAuthenticationPKCS11ProviderPortPreferredAuthenticationsProxyCommandProxyJumpPubkeyAcceptedKeyTypesPubkeyAuthenticationRekeyLimitSendEnvServerAliveIntervalServerAliveCountMaxStrictHostKeyCheckingTCPKeepAliveUpdateHostKeysUsePrivilegedPortUserUserKnownHostsFileVerifyHostKeyDNS
rcp -o ...
Specifies the port to connect to on the remote host. Note that this option is written with a capital‘P’, because -p is already reserved for preserving the times and modes of the file.
rcp -P ...
Preserves modification times, access times, and modes from the original file.
rcp -p ...
Quiet mode: disables the progress meter as well as warning and diagnostic messages from ssh(1).
rcp -q ...
Name of program to use for the encrypted connection. The program must understand ssh(1) options.
rcp -S ...