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[Discuss] SCP from STDIN: "-t" option undocumented?

On 12/22/2011 05:38 PM, Flaherty, Patrick wrote:
>> Having just now quickly RTFSC and done a few superficial experiments I
>> conclude that the -t option (mnemonic for "to"; there's also a secret "from"
>> flag -f) is not suitable for use by humans.  It tells scp that it's in "server"
>> mode and should expect to communicate with its counterpart using some
>> undocumented protocol that appears to mix commands and data in-band via
>> stdin.  That's not the droid you're looking for...
> Use it anyways, no one has ever accused you of being a human -=]

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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