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scp: .: not a regular file

Sitarama.H.N
Advisor

scp: .: not a regular file

I am not able to get a file from another system.
It always says not a regular file
What should i do?
2 REPLIES
Stuart Browne
Honored Contributor

Re: scp: .: not a regular file

you're trying to copy a file named ':' ? Escape it (\:).
One long-haired git at your service...
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: scp: .: not a regular file

As usual, it might help to see the actual
command which failed.

> you're trying to copy a file named ':' ?
> [...]

My guess would be that the "file" was ".",
which is a directory, "not a regular file".

> It always says not a regular file

And what did _you_ say to cause this?

> What should i do?

Reveal what you did along with the error
message which was the result.