What are the differences between "rsync" and "scp"

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    What are the differences between "rsync" and "scp"

    Are they the same concept?
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    Quote Originally Posted by meili100 View Post
    Are they the same concept?
    rsync is dedicated to synchronizing filebases between systems. scp is dedicated to transferring files securely between systems. They are not entirely unrelated, but definitely not the same concept.

    Often, people will run rsync on top of SSH to get secure synchronization.

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