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I need to copy a file from a linux server to a linux workstation.  I can putty into each machine from my windows desktop.

using the following command, I am then asked for a password and after entering the password

scp ./file user@192.168.1.x:/home/user/file

I get the following error

bash: line 16: ll: command not found

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brettmjohnson earned 2000 total points
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It sounds like scp is either an alias or some shell script on your path.  Run the command
   which scp

It should be /usr/bin/scp  (or /usr/local/bin/scp, depending upon your distribution).

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it is /usr/bin/scp
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I had been told that the user had permissions and I was able to log on remotely as him, however, I could not scp with his login or password.  When I changed the user to root and gave the root password everything worked.

Thank-you for your input.
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