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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for uucp (redhat section 1)

uucp(1) 			     General Commands Manual				  uucp(1)

NAME
       uucp - Unix to Unix copy

SYNOPSIS
       uucp [ options ] source-file destination-file

       uucp [ options ] source-file... destination-directory

DESCRIPTION
       The uucp command copies files between systems.  Each file argument is either a pathname on
       the local machine or is of the form

	      system!path

       which is interpreted as being on a remote system.  In the first form, the contents of  the
       first  file are copied to the second.  In the second form, each source file is copied into
       the destination directory.

       A file be transferred to or from system2 via system1 by using

	      system1!system2!path.

       Any pathname that does not begin with / or ~ will be appended  to  the  current	directory
       (unless	the  -W  or  --noexpand option is used); this resulting path will not necessarily
       exist on a remote system.  A pathname beginning with a simple ~ starts at the UUCP  public
       directory; a pathname beginning with ~name starts at the home directory of the named user.
       The ~ is interpreted on the appropriate system.	Note that some shells  will  interpret	a
       simple  ~  to  the  local  home directory before uucp sees it; to avoid this the ~ must be
       quoted.

       Shell metacharacters ? * [ ] are interpreted on the appropriate system, assuming they  are
       quoted to prevent the shell from interpreting them first.

       The  copy does not take place immediately, but is queued up for the uucico (8) daemon; the
       daemon is started immediately unless the -r or --nouucico switch is given.  In  any  case,
       the next time the remote system is called the file(s) will be copied.

OPTIONS
       The following options may be given to uucp.

       -c, --nocopy
	    Do	not  copy  local source files to the spool directory.  If they are removed before
	    being processed by the uucico (8) daemon, the copy will  fail.   The  files  must  be
	    readable by the uucico (8) daemon, and by the invoking user.

       -C, --copy
	    Copy local source files to the spool directory.  This is the default.

       -d, --directories
	    Create all necessary directories when doing the copy.  This is the default.

       -f, --nodirectories
	    If any necessary directories do not exist for the destination path, abort the copy.

       -R, --recursive
	    If	any  of the source file names are directories, copy their contents recursively to
	    the destination (which must itself be a directory).

       -g grade, --grade grade
	    Set the grade of the file transfer command.  Jobs of  a  higher  grade  are  executed
	    first.  Grades run 0 ... 9 A ... Z a ... z from high to low.

       -m, --mail
	    Report completion or failure of the file transfer by mail (1).

       -n user, --notify user
	    Report  completion	or  failure of the file transfer by mail (1) to the named user on
	    the remote system.

       -r, --nouucico
	    Do not start uucico (8) daemon immediately; merely queue up  the  file  transfer  for
	    later execution.

       -j, --jobid
	    Print  jobid on standard output.  The job may be later cancelled by passing the jobid
	    to the -k switch of uustat (1).  It is possible for some complex operations  to  pro-
	    duce more than one jobid, in which case each will be printed on a separate line.  For
	    example
		 uucp sys1!~user1/file1 sys2!~user2/file2 ~user3
	    will generate two separate jobs, one for the system sys1 and one for the system sys2.

       -W, --noexpand
	    Do not prepend remote relative path names with the current directory.

       -t, --uuto
	    This option is used by the uuto shell script.  It causes uucp to interpret the  final
	    argument  as system!user.  The file(s) are sent to ~/receive/USER/LOCAL on the remote
	    system, where USER is from the final argument and LOCAL  is  the  local  UUCP  system
	    name.  Also, uucp will act as though --notify user were specified.

       -x type, --debug type
	    Turn  on  particular  debugging types.  The following types are recognized: abnormal,
	    chat, handshake, uucp-proto, proto, port, config, spooldir, execute, incoming, outgo-
	    ing.  Only abnormal, config, spooldir and execute are meaningful for uucp.

	    Multiple  types  may be given, separated by commas, and the --debug option may appear
	    multiple times.  A number may also be given, which will turn on that many types  from
	    the foregoing list; for example, --debug 2 is equivalent to --debug abnormal,chat.

       -I file, --config file
	    Set  configuration file to use.  This option may not be available, depending upon how
	    uucp was compiled.

       -v, --version
	    Report version information and exit.

       --help
	    Print a help message and exit.

FILES
       The file names may be changed at compilation time or by the configuration file,	so  these
       are only approximations.

       /etc/uucp/config - Configuration file.
       /etc/uucp/oldconfig/ - Alternative configuration (HDB or V2 format)
       /var/spool/uucp - UUCP spool directory.
       /var/log/uucp/Log - UUCP log file.
       /var/spool/uucppublic - Default UUCP public directory.

SEE ALSO
       mail(1), uux(1), uustat(1), uucico(8)

BUGS
       Some  of  the  options  are  dependent on the capabilities of the uucico (8) daemon on the
       remote system.

       The -n and -m switches do not work when transferring a file  from  one  remote  system  to
       another.

       File  modes are not preserved, except for the execute bit.  The resulting file is owned by
       the uucp user.

AUTHOR
       Ian Lance Taylor <ian@airs.com>

					 Taylor UUCP 1.06				  uucp(1)


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