Anne Wilson wrote:
On Saturday 18 March 2006 15:27, Andy Green wrote:
>Anne Wilson wrote:
>>The scp man page is not very verbose ;-) I want to copy a directory,
>>recursively, over the lan, but only those files that are new or updated.
>>MS-DOS could do this back in ...Ummm.... so I can't believe it can't be
>>done in scp, but I can't see how to do it.
>Use rsync for such tasks. It natively understands how to move files
>over ssh. Eg
>rsync -avz mysourcedir user@desthost:/path/on/destination
>will just update/transmit files changed in the source dir compared to
The reason I don't want to use rsync is, AIUI, rsync would delete files on the
remote box when they are deleted on the local one. I don't want that to
Clearly, you have not learned to read the documentation.