scp files with ':' in filename

Hiren Patel hir3npatel at
Tue Sep 12 01:28:25 EST 2006


would it be a good idea to include within the scp man pages, how one would
use scp to copy files which have the ' : ' character in the filename?
a friend struggled a little trying to do this, discovered the answer on
google, i thought it might be usefull to have in the man pages too.
the solution was to use the files' full path so that scp recognised it as a
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Hiren Patel

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