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Old 11-02-2009
scp : recursive copy doesn't work


I have a problem with scp command :

I try to copy a list of files from source to destination, it works fine but if there is a directory not existing on destination, it doesn't automatic create.

Syntax :


scp: <PATH>/<NEW_DIR>/<FILE>: No such file or directory

Any idea ?

# 2  
Old 11-02-2009
It works for me. What is the OS/platform?

Or may be you need something like this?


# 3  
Old 11-02-2009
Originally Posted by radoulov
It works for me. What is the OS/platform?

Or may be you need something like this?


OS/platform is Linux RHEL4.

With your code, the file is directly copied on <PATH> and <NEW_DIR> is not created.

Another way ?
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Old 11-02-2009

The above will create <NEW_DIR> and copy its content.
If that's not what you want, I suppose you could
run ssh mkdir -p ... before running the scp command ...
# 5  
Old 11-02-2009
Thank you, but I'd like to automatic create the correct path on destination but maybe it's not possible...
# 6  
Old 11-02-2009
With tar and ssh you can do something like this:

tar cvf - ./new_dir/file | ssh user@host 'tar pxvf -'

Last edited by radoulov; 11-03-2009 at 03:48 AM..
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