PuTTY wish pscp-restart

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summary: Restart capability in PSCP
class: wish: This is a request for an enhancement.
difficulty: tricky: Needs many tuits.
priority: low: We aren't sure whether to fix this or not.

Now that PSCP supports SFTP as a back end, it might be quite nice to implement the restart capability when retrying a half-finished file transfer ("reget" / "reput" in PSFTP).

It's relatively obvious how this should work for single-file transfer (it would have to be explicitly enabled using a command-line option), and restarting recursive transfers (reget -r) is already supported by PSFTP. The whole thing will have to fail, or degrade gracefully, if PSCP ends up using the original SCP1 protocol instead of SFTP.

Patch (unreviewed): PTPGCKH2Y6YUBAP05524Y1Y4YUQ97.3e567e18@eddy (also at gazonk.org)

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(last revision of this bug record was at 2005-01-20 13:40:14 +0000)