uucp, uulog, uuname - unix to unix copy
uucp [option...] source-file... destination-file
The command copies files named by the source-file arguments to the destination-file argument. A file name either may be a path name on
your machine or may have the form
where `system-name' is taken from a list of system names which knows about. Shell metacharacters ?* appearing in the pathname part will
be expanded on the appropriate system.
Pathnames may be a full pathname, a pathname preceded by ~user, where user is a userid on the specified system and is replaced by that
user's login directory, or anything else 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. If a simple ~user destination is inaccessible to data is copied to a spool directory and the user is noti-
The command preserves execute permissions across the transmission and gives 0666 read and write permissions. For further information, see
The following options are interpreted by
-d Creates all necessary directories for the file copy.
-c Uses the source file when copying out rather than copying the file to the spool directory.
-m Sends you mail when the copy is complete.
Sends mail to the recipient.
-W Expands only local files. Normally files names are prepended with the current working directory if a full path is not specified. The
-W tells to expand local files only.
The command prints a summary of and transactions that were recorded in the file
The options cause to print logging information:
Displays information about work involving specified system.
Displays information about work involving specified user.
The command lists the uucp names of known systems.
-l Lists local system name.
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 pathname. 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.
All files received by will be owned by uucp.
The -m option will only work sending files or receiving a single file. (Receiving multiple files specified by special shell characters
?* will not activate the -m option.)
/usr/spool/uucp - spool directory
/usr/lib/uucp/* - other data and program files
/etc/acucap - shared autodial modem database
mail(1), uux(1c), acucap(5)
"Uucp Implementation Description," ULTRIX Supplementary Documentation, Vol. III:System Manager