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[nycphp-talk] [OT] Using SCP to Transfer Files

Kenneth Dombrowski kenneth at ylayali.net
Fri Jan 12 09:18:57 EST 2007


i would guess: 

scp file.php me at host:'somedir/filedir/files\&pics/file.php' 

single quotes to escape it for the local shell + backslash to escape it
for the remote shell 



On 07-01-12 08:10 -0500, Peter Sawczynec wrote:
> When using SCP to transfer a file that uses an ampersand in the full file
> path name like so:
>  
> somedir/filedir/files&pics/file.php
>  
> ...the transfer fails because ampersand is a special command character to
> the application.
> How does one represent the ampersand in the file path so that SCP will
> ignore it?
>  
> Warmest regards, 
>  
> Peter Sawczynec 
> Technology Dir.
> Sun-code.com 
> Web related services
> 646.316.3678 
> ps at sun-code.com
>  

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