SCP file corruptions

Matt Studley mjs at
Tue May 7 03:13:35 EST 2002

What options did you use with scp and what was the exact error message?
Generally, at least in my experience, scp will not copy over a file when
the 'source' and 'destination' are identical when doing a local copy:

$ scp test test
cp: test and test are identical

when doing a remote copy, you will overwrite the remote file but that is
a different situation and should not corrupt the file.

Matt Studley
American Mathematical Society
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On Mon, 6 May 2002, GATHMAN,DON (HP-Boise,ex1) wrote:

> Hi,
> I apparently was asleep at the wheel using scp, and accidentally copied a
> file onto itself.  Scp generated an Input/Output error and did not perform
> the copy.  However, now the file is corrupt.  Is this a but? Is there anyway
> to fix the file I messed up?
> Thanks,
> Don Gathman
> 208.396.6675
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