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