When trying to scp a file with spaces next command will not work:
scp user@server:/home/user/file with spaces ./
There are two way to solve this:
use quotes, embed file name with outer double quotes and inner single quotes.
scp user@server:/home/user/"'file with spaces'" ./
Another method is escaping (still needs double quotes, but spaces are escaped with an \):
scp user@server:/home/user/"file\ with\ spaces" ./
file with spaces 100% 14KB 14.4KB/s 00:00