Patch to add resume feature to scp

Corinna Vinschen vinschen at
Wed May 31 18:11:52 EST 2006

On May 12 20:47, Michael Stone wrote:
> On Thu, May 11, 2006 at 11:17:33AM -0400, you wrote:
> >Based on the interactions I have with the people that make use of our 
> >facilities most people still prefer SCP especially when it comes to 
> >automated file transfer processes. Since SCP, as such, is unmaintainable 
> >maybe it makes sense to actually write a new SCP that incorporates the 
> >best points of the old version (ease of use, ease of scripting, etc) 
> >with more advanced features. That way backward compatibility is 
> >maintained without abandoning a useful and widely used file transfer tool.
> Or, just change/add an interface to sftp. I can't think of any generally 
> useful feature of scp that can't be implemented fairly cleanly over the 
> sftp protocol.

I'm almost 100% sure that users could be trained using sftp if two
scp command line options are added to sftp, -r and -p.


Corinna Vinschen
Cygwin Project Co-Leader
Red Hat

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