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Re: Extended attributes and archives (tar, cpio, mpax, makefs...)

On Tue, 09 Aug 2011, Emmanuel Dreyfus wrote:
I am not sure it is worth the trouble looking at rcp. scp does not know about EA, but would it be desirable to change that?

The openssh people seem to think that the scp protocol should die, and that anything new should go into the sftp protocol. (The same GUI or command line client can in principle use both protocols, and GUI copy tools already exist that prefer sftp if available, falling back to scp if necessary.)

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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