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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     rcp - remote file copy

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     rcp [-p] file1 file2
     rcp [-pr] file ...  directory

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     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 `/'
before any
     `:' characters).

     The options are as follows:

     -p      Causes 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

     -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.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     cp(1), ftp(1), rsh(1)

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The rcp utility appeared in 4.2BSD.

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
     ``rhost.rname''  when the destination machine is running the
4.2BSD version
 of rcp.

OpenBSD      3.6                           May      31,      1993
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