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I’m switching to a new server and I would like to transfer the scripts in the cgi-bin to the new server with permissions intact. How can I do this?

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Question by:timshank
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by:bira
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Hi
  You can use rcp.

  To copy a local file to a remote host, enter:

      rcp localfile host2:/cgi-bin/yourfile
     
   By default, the permissions mode and ownership of an existing destination file are preserved.

   see man rcp.
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by:ahoffmann
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[rs]cp will not preserve permissions

make a tar file, [rs]cp or ftp it to the new server, and untar it:
     cd /path/to/cgi-bin && tar cpf cgi.tar *
     scp cgi.tar uset@new-server:/path/to/cgi-bin
     ssh user@new-server tar xf /path/to/cgi-bin/cgi.tar
     
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yuzh earned 400 total points
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You can just use tar via ssh to tar the file across:

at your old server:

cd /path/to/cgi-bin
tar cf - . | ssh user@new-server " (cd /path/to/cgi-bin ; tar xvf - )"


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Thanks

Everything went smooth except now I need to figure out how to re-set the password on a few scripts for some reason.
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