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cp(1) [bsd man page]

CP(1)							      General Commands Manual							     CP(1)

NAME
cp - copy SYNOPSIS
cp [ -ip ] file1 file2 cp [ -ipr ] file ... directory DESCRIPTION
File1 is copied onto file2. By default, the mode and owner of file2 are preserved if it already existed; otherwise the mode of the source file modified by the current umask(2) is used. The -p option causes cp to attempt to preserve (duplicate) in its copies the modification times and modes of the source files, ignoring the present umask. In the second form, one or more files are copied into the directory with their original file-names. Cp refuses to copy a file onto itself. If the -i option is specified, cp will prompt the user with the name of the file whenever the copy will cause an old file to be overwrit- ten. An answer of 'y' will cause cp to continue. Any other answer will prevent it from overwriting the file. If the -r option is specified and any of the source files are directories, cp copies each subtree rooted at that name; in this case the destination must be a directory. SEE ALSO
cat(1), mv(1), rcp(1C) 4th Berkeley Distribution June 8, 1985 CP(1)

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RCP(1)							      General Commands Manual							    RCP(1)

NAME
rcp - remote file copy SYNOPSIS
rcp [-p] file1 file2 rcp [-pr] file ... directory DESCRIPTION
Rcp copies files between machines. Each file or directory argument is either a remote file name of the form ``rhost:path'', or a local file name (containing no `:' characters, or a `/' before any `:'s). If the -r option is specified and any of the source files are directories, rcp copies each subtree rooted at that name; in this case the destination must be a directory. 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. The -p option causes rcp to attempt to preserve (duplicate) in its copies the modification times and modes of the source files, ignoring the umask. If path is not a full path name, it is interpreted relative to your login directory on rhost. A path on a remote host may be quoted (using , ", or ') so that the metacharacters are interpreted remotely. Rcp does not prompt for passwords; your current local user name must exist on rhost and allow remote command execution via rsh(1). Rcp handles third party copies, where neither source nor target files are on the current machine. Hostnames may also take the form ``rname@rhost'' to use rname rather than the current user name on the remote host. The destination hostname may also take the form ``rhost.rname'' to support destination machines that are running 4.2BSD versions of rcp. SEE ALSO
cp(1), ftp(1), rsh(1), rlogin(1). BUGS
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 .profile, or .*shrc file on the remote host. 4.2 Berkeley Distribution May 12, 1986 RCP(1)

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