Copy files to a remote host with SFTP with a leading dot, then rename them to the real file name

sftp-cp() { for each in "$@"; do echo "put \"$each\" \".$each\""; echo "rename \".$each\" \"$each\""; done };
Usage: sftp-cp * | sftp user@host:/dir This is useful if there is a process on the remote machine waiting for files in an incoming directory. This way it won't see half-transmitted files if it ignores hidden files.

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By: hfs
2010-05-12 13:13:51

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