files with a colon?
From: Matt Richard (matt.richard_at_fandm.edu)
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 08:26:46 -0400 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alright, surely someone has asked this before! But I cannot find a
reference to help me.
How do I use scp to copy a file with a colon in the filename?
Specifically I'm looking at OpenLDAP's rejection log files.
I've tried single and double quotes, and even backslash - colon,
which often works on Mac OSX. But nothing works!
the filename is ldap3.example.org:0.rej
When I do "scp ldap3.example.org:0.rej email@example.com:~/", scp
asks me for the password on ldap3 instead of the password on matt.
The same thing happens if I do "scp *.rej firstname.lastname@example.org:~/".
I know I could modify the openldap code to use a different character,
but that doesn't help me with stock servers.
-- Matt Richard Access and Security Coordinator Franklin & Marshall College email@example.com