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Maintaining file permissions with sftp Mar 11 2011 12:10PM
Roberto (mrgreiner gmail com) (1 replies)
Re: Maintaining file permissions with sftp Mar 11 2011 06:35PM
Silvers, Timothy (tsilver indiana edu)

There's nothing in the sftp man page. My preference is to use rsync if you want to retain permissions. Use the -o and -g flags, or, -a but be aware that -a will perform a recursive sync if it finds a directory. Just check out the man page.


On Mar 11, 2011, at 7:10 AM, Roberto wrote:

> Hi,
> when making a sftp file transfer, overwriting an existing file, is there any way to preserve the permissions of the file? So, if the file had permissions like 664, to preserve them instead of overwriting them with any other permission.
> Thank you,
> Roberto
> PS: System setup: server is running OpenSSH 5.1p1, from Debian packages, clients are running windows versions of sftp
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