k2k Posting Whiz 354 posts since Nov 2007 Reputation Points: 5 [?] Q&As Helped to Solve: 1 [?] Skill Endorsements: 0 [?] 0 1 Year Ago I udnerstand that setting up a public/private key authentication is a way to go when automating scp copy files to target machines. however, I just now just to get a quick a dirty way to copy a number of files to a number of remote machines. My question is how to do that in a script? I tried a couple attempts but haven't been sucessfully yet. #!/bin/bash echo "password" | scp source user@destination:\folder hope anyone can shed some light. Thanks much.