recursive scp and directory permissions

Charles Russell
Mon Nov 29 17:30:00 GMT 2010

When I use scp -r for recursive copy from Win7 to a remote XP machine, 
the properties for the new directory show the message "The permissions 
on ... are incorrectly ordered ..."  This is for a simple test case.  
For an attempted network backup, the process hung up, and I could get 
access to the files on the remote machine only after tinkering with the 

Google revealed problems with directory permissions using Cygwin with 
scp -r, but not in the past few years.  What is the current status?  Is 
there a simple workaround for recursive copy?  I tried  tar | ssh but 
again got  the message "The permissions ... are incorrectly ordered."

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