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I issued an command on a local machine

scp -r download/ tim@foo.xxx.xxx.xxx

Then I checked at the remote foo.xxx.xxx.xxx and found under my home directory, there is nothing. Did scp transfer something? If yes, where are they?

Thanks!

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You're missing a colon at the end, it should be scp -r download/ tim@foo.xxx.xxx.xxx:. The colon shows you're transfering to a remote host and not just a local file called tim@foo.xxx.xxx.xxx.

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... so you should find a copy of all your files in a local directory named 'tim@foo.xxx.xxx.xxx' :) –  pjz Jun 14 '10 at 20:03

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