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UUCP(1) 										  UUCP(1)

NAME
       uucp - unix to unix copy

SYNOPSIS
       uucp [ -acCdfmr ] [ -nuser ] [ -ggrade ] [ -sspool ] [ -xdebug ] source-file....  destina-
       tion-file

DESCRIPTION
       Uucp copies files named by the source-file arguments to the destination-file argument.	A
       file name may be a pathname on your machine, or may have the form

	      system-name!pathname

       where  `system-name'  is  taken	from a list of system names that uucp knows about.  Shell
       metacharacters ?*[] appearing in the pathname part will be  expanded  on  the  appropriate
       system.

       Pathnames may be one of:(1)    a full pathname;

       (2)    a pathname preceded by ~user; where user is a userid on the specified system and is
	      replaced by that user's login directory;

       (3)    a pathname prefixed by ~, where ~ is expanded into the  system's	public	directory
	      (usually /usr/spool/uucppublic);

       (4)    a partial pathname, which is prefixed by the current directory.

       If  the result is an erroneous pathname for the remote system, the copy will fail.  If the
       destination-file is a directory, the last part of the source-file name is used.

       Uucp preserves execute permissions across the transmission and gives 0666 read  and  write
       permissions (see chmod(2)).

       The following options are interpreted by uucp.

       -a     Avoid  doing  a  getwd  to find the current directory.  (This is sometimes used for
	      efficiency.)

       -c     Use the source file when copying out rather than copying	the  file  to  the  spool
	      directory.  (This is the default.)

       -C     Copy the source file to the spool directory and transmit the copy.

       -d     Make all necessary directories for the file copy.  (This is the default.)

       -f     Do not make intermediate directories for the file copy.

       -ggrade
	      Grade  is  a single letter/number; lower ASCII sequence characters will cause a job
	      to be transmitted earlier during a particular conversation.  Default is `n'. By way
	      of comparison, uux(1C) defaults to `A'; mail is usually sent at `C'.

       -m     Send mail to the requester when the copy is complete.

       -nuser Notify user on remote system (i.e., send user mail) that a file was sent.

       -r     Do not start the transfer, just queue the job.

       -sspool
	      Use spool as the spool directory instead of the default.

       -xdebug
	      Turn on the debugging at level debug.

FILES
       /usr/spool/uucp - spool directory
       /etc/uucp/* - data and configuration files

SEE ALSO
       uux(1C), mail(1)

       D. A. Nowitz and M. E. Lesk, A Dial-Up Network of UNIX Systems.

       D. A. Nowitz, Uucp Implementation Description.

WARNING
       The  domain  of	remotely  accessible files can (and for obvious security reasons, usually
       should) be severely restricted.	You will very likely not be able to fetch files by  path-
       name;  ask  a  responsible  person on the remote system to send them to you.  For the same
       reasons you will probably not be able to send files to arbitrary pathnames.

BUGS
       All files received by uucp will be owned by the uucp administrator (usually UID 5).

       The -m option will only work sending files or receiving a single file.  (Receiving  multi-
       ple files specified by special shell characters ?*[] will not activate the -m option.)

       At  present  uucp  cannot  copy to a system several "hops" away, that is, a command of the
       form

	    uucp myfile system1!system2!system3!yourfile

       is not permitted. Use uusend(1C) instead.

       When invoking uucp from csh(1), the `!' character must be prefixed by the  `\'  escape  to
       inhibit csh's history mechanism. (Quotes are not sufficient.)

       Uucp refuses to copy a file that does not give read access to ``other''; that is, the file
       must have at least 0444 modes.

7th Edition				  April 24, 1986				  UUCP(1)
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