Linux File Transfer (not ftp)
tmz at pobox.com
Mon Jun 12 18:42:21 UTC 2006
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Les Mikesell wrote:
> Yes, if you are going to be transferring more than one file you
> might as well do it in way you can interrupt and restart
> efficiently. And, scp doesn't have the handy and obvious
> '-a' counterpart to gnu cp and rsync.
Nor the fabulously efficient transfer of only the changed bits of a
I agree completely that rsync is a better tool for most jobs like this
and use it all the time myself, while I only rarely use scp.
Of course, it's man page is rather large and can be daunting to get
your head around on first read. But it's features make it well worth
the time spent learning to use it.
Todd OpenPGP -> KeyID: 0xD654075A | URL: www.pobox.com/~tmz/pgp
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