how to scp file from serverA to serverB

Posted on 2011-02-18
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
how to scp a file from server A to Server B where serverB user is different then server A

on serverA
$ls -l
-rw-r--r--  1 userA users 2584 Feb  1 09:18 first.xml

my script should create a directory on serverB and copy my file as well

usually i do open a seperate ssh window
on serverB
ssh webadmin@serverb
mkdir /tmp/web

on serverA login as userA
$ls -l
-rw-r--r--  1 userA users 2584 Feb  1 09:18 first.xml
$scp first.xml webadmin@serverb:/tmp/web

Then i login into serverB and run
$cd /tmp/weblogic
$sudo -u webadmin cp first.xml /usr/local/weblogic

please provide single scp command which will do all these steps
Question by:wasman
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Expert Comment

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Why do you copy it to a temp directory in the first place?

Why not just do
scp /usr/local/weblogic/first.xml webadmin@serverb:/usr/local/weblogic

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Author Comment

ID: 34929457
bcz i don't have password for webadmin user on serverB, after i login to that box i can sudo that webadmin user
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The only way you're going to make it a single step is to either have sudo privs on serverA, in which case you can do

sudo -u webadmin scp /usr/local/weblogic/first.xml webadmin@serverb:/usr/local/weblogic

or have your .ssh installed on serverB in the webadmin account.
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ID: 34955574
 sorry for late reply,
you are right,
Another question, how to run a set of unix commands, in a single ssh command
ssh webadmin@serverb:`mkdir /tmp/raju ; touch /tmp/raju/kaju.txt ; /usr/local/web/`
Please correct above command
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Tintin earned 500 total points
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ssh webadmin@serverb "mkdir /tmp/raju ; touch /tmp/raju/kaju.txt ; /usr/local/web/"

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