Deprecation of scp protocol and improving sftp client

Ethan Rahn ethan.rahn at
Sat Aug 1 09:29:13 AEST 2020

I wanted to bring this up again due to: This showcases a clear
issue with scp which it sounds like cannot be fixed without breaking scp.
This seems like it would lend some impetus to doing _something_, even if it
breaks scp or necessitates using something new.



On Wed, Jul 15, 2020 at 7:47 AM Thorsten Glaser <t.glaser at> wrote:

> On Wed, 15 Jul 2020, Red Cricket wrote:
> > I have had this in my .bashrc for years:
> >
> > alias scp='rsync -avzP'
> Similar, though I named it rcp because nobody has the real rcp installed
> any more, but sometimes I need scp to connect to systems that lack rsync.
> > maybe rsync is a better replacement for scp than sftp would be?
> It could be, were it not under a restrictive licence…
> This doesn’t preclude people from making SSH’s builtin transfers
> better, though.
> bye,
> //mirabilos
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