Advanced Symbolic Link Options (ascp)

Client-side handling of symbolic links is configured from the following ascp command line:

$  ascp --symbolic-links=option

The following section describes the possible configuration options:

Configuration Options

Option Description
copy Copy only the alias file. If a file with the same name exists at the destination, the symbolic link will not be copied.
copy+force Copy only the alias file. If a file with the same name exists at the destination, the symbolic link will replace the file. If the file of the same name at the destination is a symbolic link to a directory, it will not be replaced.
follow Follow symbolic links and transfer the linked files. This is the default option.
skip Ignore the symbolic link.