Feature request for SSH FTP

dawg dirTdogE at Gmail.com
Sun Aug 9 12:31:00 EST 2009

While uploading a file via SFTP, the file which is being overwritten is 
done so in real-time rather than waiting until the transfer has 
finished. In other words, if it takes you 60 seconds to upload the new 
file, the old file is unusable for a period of 60 seconds. This is a 
major problem if the file you are overwriting, for example, is a server 
script which is accessed hundreds or thousands of times per minute. Of 
course, it's an even bigger problem if the connection is interrupted 

I suggest that files transferred via SSH should be saved to a temp 
folder until the transfer is complete, then only would the original file 
be overwritten.

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