BUG: scp -r follows symlinks

Jason McCormick jason at devrandom.org
Wed Jan 7 11:02:37 EST 2004

On Tuesday 06 January 2004 06:38 pm, Mordechai T. Abzug wrote:
> Unlike the original poster, I don't care about links, but I sure do
> care about scp not being considered obsolete and historical.

I think that scp is only "obsolete and historical" from the standpoint 
that functionality isn't being altered nor are new features getting 
added (ala the don't-follow-symlinks flag).  scp should act like rcp - 
with all of its flaws and quirks - and any new design features and 
ideas are for sftp. I can't imagine that scp is going to be removed or 
obsoleted any time in the near future.

Jason McCormick
jason at devrandom.org
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