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Thanks, but now what
Authored by: Anonymous on Apr 01, '01 04:37:42PM

Thanks for the tutorial. It has helped me out tremendously. A problem I'm having now is that when I try to scp a file I get this error message: warning: Cannot open source file <host:file>

Any ideas? Do I just not have permission to scp from this particular server?

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Re:Thanks, but now what
Authored by: Anonymous on Apr 02, '01 05:09:17AM
I tried different combinations to try to reproduce your error (coming from a Linux machine trying to scp to/from a MacOSX machine), but the best I could come up with is a "No such file or directory" or a "permission denied".

So at most I can suggest two things.

1) try putting a "/" in front of "Users". I couldn't scp without it when I tried. An initial "/" in unix signifies to start from the root directory.
scp jack@ .

2) In the initial example above, make sure you include the final space and ".". This indicates to copy into the existing local directory.

3) If you can't retrieve a remote file, try transferring a local file to the remote MacOSX machine by using scp. just reverse the arguments after scp, i.e.:
scp myfile.txt jack@

Hope this helps. Otherwise I can assure you that it does work, so just keep trying...

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