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When I try to use SFTP to transfer a directory containing files, I get an error message:

skipping non-regular file directory_name

The directory contains a couple of files and two subdirectories.

What am I doing wrong.

Thanks.

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use the -r parameter.

 -r      Recursively copy entire directories.  Note that scp follows sym‐
         bolic links encountered in the tree traversal.
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