New SCP? was Re: file name handling "bug" in scp?

Damien Miller djm at
Thu Jul 28 10:39:27 EST 2005

On Wed, 27 Jul 2005, Chris Rapier wrote:

> I guess this leads to the question: While SCP has always in the past
> fallen back to acting like cp because that is what rcp did, is this
> still necessary? I'm not, in anyway, suggesting that scp be
> fundamentally changed though. I'm just curious is there might be a place
> for something like 'scp2' (or 'scp+' or 'thatcrazynewwackytypeofscp').
> I'm thinking of something that has similar functionality to scp but has
> enhanced functionality (parallel data streams, having a data and a
> control channel to handle multiple files more gracefully, etc etc etc).
> Any thoughts on this?

It is called sftp, but it needs more work to be a complete scp 
replacement. Starting with recursive operations.


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