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scpHow to list files using SCP?

SCP (Secure Copy Protocol) is a secure file transfer protocol used to copy files between two computers over a network. It can be used to list files in a remote directory.

Example code

scp -l <username>@<hostname>:<remote_directory>

Output example


Code explanation

  • scp: command to initiate the SCP protocol
  • -l: flag to list files in a remote directory
  • <username>: username of the remote host
  • <hostname>: hostname or IP address of the remote host
  • <remote_directory>: path to the remote directory

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