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Re: Can scp be used to update a directory?



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 destination.

-Andy

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