how do i scp .dotfiles??

Jon Radel jon at
Fri Aug 27 18:04:12 UTC 2010

On 8/27/10 1:51 PM, Gary Kline wrote:
> 	i've already done 98 or so straight scp copies.   the thing is how
> 	to use rsync over to an empty ethic? [[ empty == "there are no \
> 	dot files not .directories"]  i want EVERYTHING from this desktop,
> 	tao, temp on ethic.
> 	thanks
An alternative I use sometimes when there is ample disk space on the 
source machine is to create a big tar file of everything in the user's 
home directory, scp the tar file, and then extract into the new home 
directory on the destination machine.  Personally I find that slightly 
easier to keep track of.

There are many ways to skin this cat....


--Jon Radel
jon at

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