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I connected to Amazon's Linux instance from ssh using the private key. I am trying to copy the entire folder from that instance to my local Linux machine.

Can anyone tell me the correct scp command to do this?

Or do I need something more than scp? Both machines are Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

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From the client machine, call scp with recursive option:

scp -r [email protected]:source_directory destination_directory

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