BUG: scp -r follows symlinks

Edward S. Peschko esp5 at pge.com
Tue Jan 6 16:15:54 EST 2004

On Mon, Jan 05, 2004 at 07:09:16PM -0600, Ben Lindstrom wrote:
> And breaks rcp compatible syntax which is WORSE because that is what
> people DEPEND on when moving from rcp/rsh to scp/ssh.

No, not if you make the flag an optional one that doesn't exist right


scp -n -r user at host:/directory /directory2

I am well aware of the need to be backwards compatible, but IMO its not
any argument against new features.


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