Deprecation of scp protocol and improving sftp client

Peter Stuge peter at
Wed Jun 17 03:37:01 AEST 2020

Jakub Jelen wrote:
> Any ideas/comments/suggestions?

I doubt that upstream would drop the scp utility and protocol easily.
There is no point in breaking compatibility, so the scp utility would
stay at the very least for the benefit of remote scp clients.

That said, I think it would be worthwhile to implement or at the very
least research the possibility of an SFTP client with scp semantics.

You'd have to look closely at the protocols and scp man page, and it
could well turn out that the SFTP protocol doesn't currently offer
everything needed to provide full scp compatibility.

I'd be interested to hear what you find, if you go ahead.


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