I fetch files via SCP from a machine owned by another group. My only access is SCP, I do not have the ability to SSH into their machine. Occasionally, their system is rebooted which causes problems on my end if I don't know about it. I was hoping to SCP some file from their system to find out when it was last booted except I can't seem to find anything appropriate.
I tried copying via scp:
scp -p remoteSys:/proc .
(-p says preserve timestamp) and was told /proc is not a regular file and cannot be copied. When I tried:
scp -p remoteSys:/proc/uptime .
and I got a zero byte file with the current timestamp. I copied:
scp -p remoteSys:/var/log/boot.log .
and I got a zero size file with a date that may or may not be the boot date.
Does anybody have any good suggestions?
Thank you in advance.