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Old 02-23-2016, 03:40 AM   #1
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LXer: How to skip existing files when copying with scp


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Suppose you have a list of files on a remote host, some of which already exist locally. What you want is to transfer only those files that are not found locally. If you blindly run scp with wildcard, it would fetch all remote files (existing as well as non-existing files), and overwrite existing local files. You want to avoid this.

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