[CentOS] scp copy remote files does NOT copy link?

Benjamin Franz jfranz at freerun.com
Mon Dec 21 18:46:00 UTC 2009

mcclnx mcc wrote:
> We have CENTOS 5.3 on DELL servers.  I tried to us following command to copy remote files system to local:
>    scp -rp oracle at ORA2:/home/app/oracle/10.2 .
> After SCP finish copy, I found some files on source file system using "link" but on target file systems it change to "physical file".
> Does there has way scp not change "link" setup?
If you want to preserve symlinks you probably want to use rsync instead
of scp.

Benjamin Franz

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