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Problem in secure copying (scp) filenames with spaces

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I am trying to copy files using secure copy(scp). I am trying to execute the following command but I get error due to the space in the absolute path of the location of the directory. scp -r -P 8484 [email protected]:/media/New Volume/lj /home/pratheep I am getting the following error: scp: /media/New: No such file or directory scp: Volume/lj: No such file or directory I tried using the same command putting extra back slash like scp -r -P 8484 [email protected]:/media/New\ Volume/lj /home/pratheep but I am still getting the same error. Can somebody tell me how to correct it? (HowTos)