SCP with growl notifications

I seem to find it simpler to scp file to my other macs on the command line, so i came up with this action to send them to my other system from whereever i am.

you will need to have successfully set up ssh keys and be able to get passwordless access to the system you are sending these files to.
it also makes it simpler if you have a host set up in the ~/.ssh/config file
mine looks like this
Host mini
HostName #this is an example hostname mine doesn’t resemble this at all
User kim
IdentityFile ~/.ssh/id_mini
this also gives me the ability to login to this system with just the command ssh mini

you will need to use this command to generate the keys ssh-keygen

and you will need to change the location of where growlnotify is first. (use which growlnotify to find it ). i also use growlnotify to debug automater actions as its a simple way to get it to flash on the screen.

the workflow ------------

Get Selected Finder items
Run Shell Script (text , as arguments, /bin/bash )
for f in “$@”
/usr/local/bin/growlnotify -m “Secure Copy Started
scp -r “$f” mini:~/Desktop && /usr/local/bin/growlnotify -m “Secure Copy Complete
$f” || /usr/local/bin/growlnotify -m “Failed to copy $f”;