How can I specify a port for the destination ip? When I do scp -p 0000 it still tries to connect on port 22, not the one I'm specifying.

scp svn_backup.tgz user@xxx.xxx.xx.xxx:/path/to/new/svn/
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    You can find great information reading manual pages. man scp, for example. – motobói Mar 20 '12 at 11:47
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    If in doubt, --help or man will probably give you the answer. – Ben Lessani - Sonassi Jun 22 '12 at 8:03

Capital "P".

$ scp -P 12345 svn_backup.tgz user@xxx.xxx.xx.xxx:/path/to/new/svn/

See $ man scp for more details.

  • Hooray for consistency! – David Mackintosh Jun 11 '10 at 16:58
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    @David: scp was designed to imitate rcp, and rcp used -p to "preserve file times and modes". See man scp. – user1686 Jun 11 '10 at 19:08

It's also noteworthy that the port specification must come before the file name, i.e.:

scp svn_backup.tgz -P 12345 user@xxx.xxx.xx.xxx:/path/to/new/svn/

*won't work.

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