gh codespace cp

gh codespace cp [-e] [-r] [-- [<scp flags>...]] <sources>... <dest>

The cp command copies files between the local and remote file systems.

As with the UNIX cp command, the first argument specifies the source and the last specifies the destination; additional sources may be specified after the first, if the destination is a directory.

The --recursive flag is required if any source is a directory.

A "remote:" prefix on any file name argument indicates that it refers to the file system of the remote (Codespace) machine. It is resolved relative to the home directory of the remote user.

By default, remote file names are interpreted literally. With the --expand flag, each such argument is treated in the manner of scp, as a Bash expression to be evaluated on the remote machine, subject to expansion of tildes, braces, globs, environment variables, and backticks. For security, do not use this flag with arguments provided by untrusted users; see for discussion.


-c, --codespace <string>
Name of the codespace
-e, --expand
Expand remote file names on remote shell
-p, --profile <string>
Name of the SSH profile to use
-r, --recursive
Recursively copy directories


$ gh codespace cp -e 'remote:/workspaces/$RepositoryName/'
$ gh codespace cp -e 'remote:~/*.go' ./gofiles/
$ gh codespace cp -e 'remote:/workspaces/myproj/go.{mod,sum}' ./gofiles/
$ gh codespace cp -e -- -F ~/.ssh/codespaces_config 'remote:~/*.go' ./gofiles/

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