[BLUG] scp -p preserving ownership through root user
mark at slugbug.org
Wed Jul 2 11:37:24 EDT 2008
I have some files that are owned on machine A by user X. As the root
user on machine A, I run
scp -p files root at machineB
The mode and modification times are preserved, but the ownership is
not. I know that with rsync -a the ownership is preserved, but
according ot the scp man page, ownership isn't preserved with -p. I
just got burned by this. Tell me if I'm insane or not but I could swear
that this worked before. It might have had this in a much older version
of scp, like the old non-openssh version of ssh.
Know your options.
Bloomington Linux Users Group
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