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Re: scp protocol error on multiple file copy?

On Thu, 31 Oct 2019, John D. Baker wrote:

> I added the "-T" switch (disable strict filename checking) and that made
> it work.
> I'll need to check, but as I use 'ksh' as login shell it would be nice
> if ksh/bash filename-generation [ !(), @(), etc. ] could be used.  Maybe
> it's only available in interactive shells?

I added the "-v" verbose switch to one of the failing command forms.
I used (ksh filename generation):

  $ scp -v -T -p buildhost:"/path/to/@(sets/@([bem*|text.tgz)|kernel/netbsd-CUSTOM.gz)" .

On the remote, it invokes 'scp' with an undocumented "-f" (lowercase
"f") switch:

  debug1: Sending command: scp -v -p -f /path/to/@(sets/@([bem*|text.tgz)|kernel/netbsd-CUSTOM.gz)

passing it the path/fileglob given on the local host.  That is what then
reports "No such file or directory." which is passed back to the local

  Sink: \001scp: /path/to/@(sets/@([bem*|text.tgz)|kernel/netbsd-CUSTOM.gz): No such file or directory
  scp: /path/to/@(sets/@([bem*|text.tgz)|kernel/netbsd-CUSTOM.gz): No such file or directory

Adding "-v" to my original multiple-path source file form shows that
it checks timestamps on the first matching file of the [bem]* glob and
extracts the matching name, but then complains when that isn't a literal
match for what was given on the command line.

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