svn commit: r44530 - head/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/security

Dru Lavigne dru at
Fri Apr 11 14:00:49 UTC 2014

Author: dru
Date: Fri Apr 11 14:00:48 2014
New Revision: 44530

  Add sentence regarding recursive difference between scp and cp.
  Submitted by:	bjk
  Sponsored by:	iXsystems


Modified: head/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/security/chapter.xml
--- head/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/security/chapter.xml	Fri Apr 11 13:48:55 2014	(r44529)
+++ head/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/security/chapter.xml	Fri Apr 11 14:00:48 2014	(r44530)
@@ -2538,7 +2538,10 @@ COPYRIGHT            100% |*************
 	first argument and the destination to copy to is the second.
 	Since the file is fetched over the network, one or more of the
 	file arguments takes the form
-	<option>user at host:<path_to_remote_file></option>.</para>
+	<option>user at host:<path_to_remote_file></option>.  Be
+	aware when copying directories recursively that
+	<command>scp</command> uses <option>-r</option>, whereas
+	<command>cp</command> uses <option>-R</option>.</para>
       <para>To open an interactive session for copying files, use
 	<command>sftp</command>.  Refer to &man.sftp.1; for a list of

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