I have changed the command as suggested and while I am now getting a log I
am not getting the desired information.

Using the following command;
scp '-i /home/sftpuser/.ssh/id_rsa'
'/home/sftpuser/CCL-T-20150902.csv' >
/home/sftpuser/poslogn1.txt 2>&1

Provides this output.
************Beginning of data**************
Warning: Identity file /home/sftpuser/.ssh/id_rsa not accessible: No such
file or directory.
************End of Data********************

And the file is successfully received.

I can use -v or -vv or -vvv and the verbosity of the log increases with
each level.

What I want to achieve is to know;

Was the file retrieved successfully
If not -
a) Does the file to be retrieved exist ?
b) Was there a communication or authentication error
c) Something else

Even with verbose logging there is no error as such in the log if I use a
file name that does not exist

The following line is received if the transfer is successful
Sink: C0755 389 CCL-T-20150902.csv

The exit status is always 0 regardless if the file is found and
transferred, or the file is not found or if the communication connection

There can be times when the file to be retrieved does not exist and this
can be quite valid but at this stage I am unable to confirm this in any
logging I have been able to obtain from the process.

Does anyone have any suggestions ?


Don Brown

From: Justin Dearing <zippy1981@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 02/09/2015 05:09 AM
Subject: Re: Verbose logging when using scp
Sent by: "MIDRANGE-L" <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Don Brown
I have read I am now more confused if I should be using SCP or SFTP.
I am using SCP as there is only a single file to be transferred at a
time and therefore saw no need to create a script file

scp and sftp are equally secure. The sftp client is intended for
interactive use. scp is better for your purposes. See this supersuer

You probably want to add -C to compress the stream and speed things up.
Having the remote user zip the csv and you unzipping it would reduce the
payload further.

Kevin is correct that -v is as verbose as scp and sftp both get. You just
need to pipe the output to a file. However, -v is probably more verbose
than you want, and you probable want to omit it unless you care about the
intricacies of the ssh session. Omitting the -v will get you file not
and public/private key wrong error messages.

However, some of those error messages will go to stderr and not stdout You
Probably want to use &> instead of > . That will definitely work with bash
in PASE, I'm not sure about the default ksh shell.

This page is good reading on I/O redirection in unix


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