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It would be nice if PSCP and PSFTP could allow user control of the file permissions on files they create during transfers in both directions.
As of r9260, permissions are preserved (modulo umask) by the Unix file transfer tools, in both directions and in both SCP and SFTP protocols, and the Windows tools use a non-configurable default (which is 0644 when we're speaking SCP, and unspecified in SFTP meaning that the server will use its default).
It would be nice to have more control over this. Thoughts include:
go-rwx and on
another they're merely
o-rwx. Copying executable files
like scripts from the one to the other would want to
-rwxr-x--- and vice
versa, whereas copying non-executable files would want to
-rw-r----- and vice
versa. It's not clear how extensive needs in this area might be, and
hence what the configuration interface ought to look like. Perhaps a
good starting point would just be to add an option to normalise the
input permissions into one of
-rw-rw-rw, and then let the umask take care of the
Audit trail for this wish.