scp output redirection doesn't work...

Jim Knoble jmknoble at
Thu Nov 7 06:56:35 EST 2002

Circa 2002-11-06 10:50:50 -0500 dixit Lineberger, Aaron CONT (NETS):

: > OpenSSH_3.4p1, SSH protocols 1.5/2.0, OpenSSL 0x0090607f
: > AIX Maintenance Level 10.
: > 
: > I have run a test on my boxes and found the following:
: > scp works fine, but when I tried to redirect stdio/stderr to files they
: > are empty! :(
: > I don't have an issue with ssh IO redirection. (yeah I realize they are
: > separate programs. ;)
: > Is there some other way to handle the output from scp or is this a bug?

It's not a bug.  The progress output goes to stderr, but only if stderr
is a terminal.  If stderr is not a terminal, scp acts as if you gave
the '-q' flag.

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