Petr Skovron wrote:
> Dear developers,

I am not an ssh developer but your issue interested me.

> I discovered that directories created by scp when recursive
> copying into a sgid directory do not inherit the sgid bit. I believe
> this is a bug. A patch to fix this is attached.

I was not able to recreate your issue on my GNU/Linux system.
Therefore I don't think I understand it fully. Could you create a
small test case that illustrates the problem? I tried the following.

mkdir foodir bardir
chgrp staff foodir
chmod g+ws foodir
touch bardir/bar
scp -r bardir foodir/
ls -ld foodir foodir/bardir foodir/bardir/bar
drwxrwsr-x 3 bob staff 72 2005-10-16 14:07 foodir
drwxr-sr-x 2 bob staff 72 2005-10-16 14:07 foodir/bardir
-rw-r--r-- 1 bob staff 0 2005-10-16 14:07 foodir/bardir/bar

On my system the sgid bit was inherited as I expected.

Are you using the 'scp -p' option? If so then the -p will explicitly
set the permissions of the newly created files to the mode in the
source. This will override the sgid directory behavior as expected.


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