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CP(1)							      General Commands Manual							     CP(1)

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)							    BSD General Commands Manual 						    RCP(1)

rcp -- remote file copy SYNOPSIS
rcp [-px] [-k realm] file1 file2 rcp [-px] [-r] [-k realm] file ... directory DESCRIPTION
Rcp 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 `:'s). -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 direc- tory. -p The -p option causes rcp to attempt to preserve (duplicate) in its copies the modification times and modes of the source files, ignor- ing the umask. By default, the mode and owner of file2 are preserved if it already existed; otherwise the mode of the source file mod- ified by the umask(2) on the destination host is used. -k The -k option requests rcp to obtain tickets for the remote host in realm realm instead of the remote host's realm as determined by krb_realmofhost(3). -x The -x option turns on DES encryption for all data passed by rcp. This may impact response time and CPU utilization, but provides increased security. 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 remotely. 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
cp(1), ftp(1), rsh(1), rlogin(1) HISTORY
The rcp command appeared in 4.2BSD. The version of rcp described here has been reimplemented with Kerberos in 4.3BSD-Reno. 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 .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. Linux NetKit (0.17) August 15, 1999 Linux NetKit (0.17)
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