How To Copy Files Across A Network

 There are several ways to copy files across a network using Unix machines. This document aims to outline how to use some of the more common methods, and how to use them effectively.
The Methods

This document talks about the following methods of file copying:

* rsync(1)
* scp(1)
* tar(1)

I assume the use of ssh(1) in all situations. Anything else just isn’t of much use these days. Hopefully, all these methods will be more secure than current practices involving ftp(1) or rcp(1).



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