scp2

A pure javascript scp program based on ssh2.

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scp2

A pure javascript secure copy program based on ssh2.


scp2 is greatly powered by ssh2, implemented the scp in a sftp way.

It is written in pure javascript, and should work on every OS, even Windows. Nodejs (v0.8.7 or newer) is required to make it work.

Install

You can either use it as a library, or a program. For Windows users who miss scp on unix/linux world, you can get the command line now:

$ npm install scp2 -g

You will get a command line tool scp2, and let's try:

$ scp2 -h

Get the development version from ninja channel:

$ npm install scp2@ninja

High level API

Get the client:

var client = require('scp2')

Copy a file to the server:

client.scp('file.txt', 'admin:password@example.com:/home/admin/', function(err) {
})

Copy a file to the server in another way:

client.scp('file.txt', {
    host: 'example.com',
    username: 'admin',
    password: 'password',
    path: '/home/admin/'
}, function(err) {})

Copy a file to the server and rename it:

client.scp('file.txt', 'admin:password@example.com:/home/admin/rename.txt', function(err) {
})

Copy a directory to the server:

client.scp('data/', 'admin:password@example.com:/home/admin/data/', function(err) {
})

Copy via glob pattern:

client.scp('data/*.js', 'admin:password@example.com:/home/admin/data/', function(err) {
})

Download a file from server:

client.scp('admin:password@example.com:/home/admin/file.txt', './', function(err) {
})

Download a file from server in another way:

client.scp({
    host: 'example.com',
    username: 'admin',
    password: 'password',
    path: '/home/admin/file.txt'
}, './', function(err) {})

TODO: download via glob pattern.

Low level API

Get the client:

var Client = require('scp2').Client;

The high level client is an instance of Client, but it contains the high level API scp.

Methods

  • defaults function({})

    set the default values for the remote server.

    client.defaults({
        port: 22,
        host: 'example.com',
        username: 'admin',
        privateKey: '....'
    });
    

    You can also initialize the instance with these values:

    var client = new Client({
        port: 22
    });
    

    More on the values at ssh2.

  • sftp function(callback) -> callback(err, sftp)

    Get the sftp.

  • close function()

    Close all sessions.

  • mkdir function(dir, [attr], callback) -> callback(err)

    Make a directory on the remote server. It behaves like mdkir -p.

  • write function(options, callback) -> callback(err)

    Write content on the remote server.

    client.write({
        destination: '/home/admin/data/file.txt',
        content: 'hello world'
    }, callback)
    

    The options can contain:

    • destination
    • content: string or buffer
    • attrs
    • source: the source path, e.g. local/file.txt
  • upload function(src, dest, callback) -> callback(err)

    upload a local file to the server.

    client.upload('file.txt', '/home/admin/file.txt', callback)
    
  • download function(src, dest, callback) -> callback(err)

    download a server file to local.

Events

You can listen on these events:

  • connect
  • ready
  • error (err)
  • end
  • close
  • mkdir (dir)
  • write (object)
  • read (src)
  • transfer (buffer, uploaded, total)

Changelog

2013-11-07 0.1.4 ~stable

  1. Bugfix

2013-06-04 0.1.3 ~stable

  1. Fixed mkdir mode bug

2013-06-04 0.1.2 ~stable

  1. Fixed for uploading a large file (beyond the limitation of fs.readFile)
  2. Event emit for transfer

2013-06-03 0.1.1 ~stable

  1. Bugfix for scp a large file.

2013-03-08 0.1.0 ~ stable

  1. remove the require of buffer, Buffer is on global

2013-03-07 0.1.0b1 ~ ninja

  1. show version options on binary
  2. bugfix of upload, it should mkdir right

2013-03-06 0.1.0a3 ~ ninja

  1. Fix path bug on windows.
  2. Pretty output log.

2013-03-06 0.1.0a2 ~ ninja

  1. Download a file from server works.
  2. Documentation on this lib.

2013-03-05 0.1.0a1 ~ ninja

  1. Init the program, take the name scp2 in npmjs.org.
  2. scp to server works.

License

Copyright (c) 2013 Hsiaoming Yang

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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