rcp - remote file copy
rcp [-p] file1 file2
rcp [-pr] file ... directory
The rcp utility copies files between machines. Each file or
argument is either a remote file name of the form
or a local file name (containing no `:' characters, or a `/'
The options are as follows:
-p Causes rcp to attempt to preserve (duplicate) in its
modification times and modes of the source files,
umask. By default, the mode and owner of file2 are
it already existed; otherwise the mode of the source
by the umask(2) on the destination host is
-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
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
rcp does not prompt for passwords; it performs remote execution via
rsh(1), and requires the same authorization.
rcp handles third party copies, where neither source nor
target files are
on the current machine.
cp(1), ftp(1), rsh(1)
The rcp utility appeared in 4.2BSD.
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,
.cshrc file on the remote host.
The destination user and hostname may have to be specified
``rhost.rname'' when the destination machine is running the
OpenBSD 3.6 May 31, 1993
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