scp command

I am a new Linux user. I use scp to upload files to net-storage provided CDN company. I do not want to overwrite the existing files. How can I prevent overwriting of files when using scp command under Linux, Mac OS X or Unix like operating systems?

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I do not want to start ssh-agent and ssh-add as described here to manage my ssh keys for password less login. How do I install keychain software to manage my keys running on a Debian or Ubuntu based cloud server?

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I‘m using scp command to copy files from one server to another server. The problem is that I’m unable to copy all hidden files (such as .bash_history). How do I copy hidden files using the scp command under Unix like operating systems?

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How do I copy a file with a colon punctuation (:) name in it. When I type the following command to copy “file:name.txt” to a remote host called server1:

scp file:name.txt user@server1:/path

I get the following error:

ssh: Could not resolve hostname s: Name or service not known

How do I copy file with scp or rsync with a colon in it?

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I‘ve created the backup server using this tutorial under Redhat and Debian Linux systems. How do I restore files (such as /var/www/html) with rsnapshot backup tool? How do I restore MySQL database dumps with rsnapshot under UNIX or Linux operating systems?

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How do I copy all hidden files from $HOME using scp command line tool?

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Q. How do I copy all the file including subdirectories from DVD disk mounted at /mnt/dvd to /home/tom at a shell prompt under CentOS Linux? A. You need to use cp command to copy SOURCE to DESTINATION or multiple SOURCE(s) to a DIRECTORY. Gnu cp command has -a option which copy directories recursively while preserving […]

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