Bug 53489

Summary: [RFE] confusing error message when scp to non-existant dir
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: James Manning <jmm>
Component: opensshAssignee: Tomas Mraz <tmraz>
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Version: rawhideKeywords: FutureFeature
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Description James Manning 2001-09-10 10:10:47 EDT
Description of Problem:
trying to scp to non-existant remote dir, confusing error message "Is a 
directory" instead of something like "No such file or directory"

jmm@jmm:/tmp> scp x.x localhost:/tmp/f00bar/
jmm@localhost's password:
scp: /tmp/f00bar/: Is a directory

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
jmm@jmm:/tmp> rpm -qf $(which scp)

How Reproducible:
Comment 1 James Manning 2002-05-17 12:43:18 EDT
still present in 7.3

jmm@jmm /tmp> rpm -qf $(which scp)
jmm@jmm /tmp> touch x.x
jmm@jmm /tmp> ls -ld /tmp/fooadf
ls: /tmp/fooadf: No such file or directory
jmm@jmm /tmp> scp x.x localhost:/tmp/fooadf/
jmm@localhost's password:
scp: /tmp/fooadf/: Is a directory
Comment 2 Tomas Mraz 2005-03-31 06:54:37 EST
Report the bug upstream into http://bugzilla.mindrot.org/