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scpHow to overwrite files using SCP?

SCP (Secure Copy Protocol) is a secure way to transfer files between two computers. To overwrite files using SCP, you can use the -o flag. This flag will overwrite existing files with the same name.


scp -o <source_file> <username>@<hostname>:<destination_file>

This command will copy the source_file to the destination_file on the remote host, overwriting any existing file with the same name.

Code explanation

  • -o: Flag to overwrite existing files with the same name
  • <source_file>: Path to the file to be copied
  • <username>: Username of the remote host
  • <hostname>: Hostname of the remote host
  • <destination_file>: Path to the destination file on the remote host

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