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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     rcp -- remote file copy

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     rcp [-46Kpx] [-k realm] file1 file2
     rcp [-46Kprx] [-k realm] file ... directory

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The rcp utility copies files between machines.  Each file or directory
     argument is either a remote file name of the form ``rname@rhost:path'',
     or a local file name (containing no `:' characters, or a `/' before any

     The following options are available:

     -4      Use IPv4 addresses only.

     -6      Use IPv6 addresses only.

     -K      Turn off all Kerberos authentication.

     -k      Request rcp to obtain tickets for the remote host in realm realm
	     instead of the remote host's realm as determined by

     -p      Cause rcp to attempt to preserve (duplicate) in its copies the
	     modification times and modes of the source files, ignoring the
	     umask.  By default, the mode and owner of file2 are preserved if
	     it already existed; otherwise the mode of the source file modified
 by the umask(2) on the destination host is used.

     -r      If any of the source files are directories, rcp copies each subtree
 rooted at that name; in this case the destination must be a

     -x      Turn on DES encryption for all data passed by rcp.  This may
	     impact response time and CPU utilization, but provides increased

     If path is not a full path name, it is interpreted relative to the login
     directory of the specified user ruser on rhost, or your current user name
     if no other remote user name is specified.  A path on a remote host may
     be quoted (using \, ", or ') so that the metacharacters are interpreted

     The rcp utility does not prompt for passwords; it performs remote execution
 via rsh(1), and requires the same authorization.

     The rcp utility handles third party copies, where neither source nor target
 files are on the current machine.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

     /etc/auth.conf  configure authentication services

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     cp(1), ftp(1), rlogin(1), rsh(1), auth.conf(5), hosts.equiv(5)

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The rcp command appeared in 4.2BSD.  The version of rcp described here
     has been reimplemented with Kerberos in 4.3BSD-Reno.

BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

     Doesn't detect all cases where the target of a copy might be a file in
     cases where only a directory should be legal.

     Is confused by any output generated by commands in a .login, .profile, or
     .cshrc file on the remote host.

     The destination user and hostname may have to be specified as
     ``rhost.rname'' when the destination machine is running the 4.2BSD version
 of rcp.

FreeBSD 5.2.1			 May 31, 1993			 FreeBSD 5.2.1
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