tar c directory/ | ssh lensman "tar x"
Unix is beautiful.
(Yes, I know about scp and rsync.)
UPDATE 2004-08-06: Other options:
This is the most ugly way of doing it. It involves wasting disc space.
$ tar czf directory.tgz directory $ scp directory.tgz lensman: $ ssh lensman $ tar xzf directory.tgz
Until I did this research, I didn't know you could do this one: (Notice the rcp-like syntax.)
$ scp -r directory lensman:
rsync is the king of the rcp replacements. It has the most options and is best for incremental backups.
Set the RSYNC_RSH variable in your ~/.bashrc file.
$ export RSYNC_RSH="ssh" $ rsync -r directory lensman: