Originally Posted by evo2
since you escaped the space in "My Book" (using the backslash) I'm surprised that you needed the quotes... but I generally don't have spaces in file or directory names, and I typically use rsync instead of scp. Anyway good luck on the command line and welcome to LQ.
Yes, I found that on a remote scp target, you have to double-escape whitespace/wildcard characters. The first escape, in this case the quotes, was to prevent whitesapce processing on the originating system and have it send the destination string to the target system. The second escape, in this case the backslashes, is observed on the target system.