Secure File Copy

Joshua Lewis jmlewis at
Tue Nov 15 14:17:39 GMT 2005

I was trying that I did

scp -Cprroot at

And it prompted me for a password on the server but the root password would
not authenticate.

-----Original Message-----
From: Enrique Ayesta Perojo [mailto:eayesta at] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 6:09 AM
To: freebsd-questions at
Cc: Joshua Lewis
Subject: Re: Secure File Copy

El Asteartea, 15 de Azaroa de 2005 14:47, Joshua Lewis escribió:
> I have a FreeBSD 5.4 system and I have no way to back up the data. I 
> don't have a burner and I can't get one anytime soon. I do however 
> have a burner on my wifes G4 laptop. I have enabled SSH on the FreeBSD 
> system and I can SSH into the box from the Mac, However I do not know 
> how to copy the files I need to back up from the FreeBSD system to the 
> Mac. Thanks ahead of time for any help.

Take a look at the scp man page, it works very similar to the cp command.

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