scp interactive

Wendy Palm wendyp at
Wed Feb 4 06:12:08 EST 2004

because there's no such option in rcp (which scp models).

Umar Cheema wrote:
> I was just curious how come there is no interactive option available for 
> scp? A -i option is available for cp and rm, etc which prompts you before 
> overwriting existing files. Was there a special reason why a similar 
> option was not made available for scp?
> Thanks,
> Umar
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wendy palm
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