I don’t know how I haven’t figured this out earlier.
There are a couple of boxes I SSH into frequently.
I defined SSH aliases to connect them rapidly without thinking about IPs, port numbers and usernames.
scp to and from some of them from time to time, but I kept using the full syntax.
Until one day, it became apparent:
I type a short command while thinking ‘could this work?’
scp ./myfile myserver:/tmp/myfile
Yep, it works. Thank you SSH guys. I love intuitive software. Even if I suck at intuiting.