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uucp, uulog - unix to unix copy
uucp [ option ] ... source-file ... destination-file
uulog [ option ] ...
Uucp copies files named by the source-file arguments to the destination-file argument. A
file name 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 uucp knows about. Shell
metacharacters ?* appearing in the pathname part will be expanded on the appropriate
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) anything else 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.
-d Make all necessary directories for the file copy.
-c Use the source file when copying out rather than copying the file to the spool
-m Send mail to the requester when the copy is complete.
Uulog maintains a summary log of uucp and uux(1) transactions in the file
`/usr/spool/uucp/LOGFILE' by gathering information from partial log files named
`/usr/spool/uucp/LOG.*.?'. It removes the partial log files.
The options cause uulog to print logging information:
-ssys Print information about work involving system sys.
-uuser Print information about work done for the specified user.
/usr/spool/uucp - spool directory
/usr/lib/uucp/* - other data and program files
D. A. Nowitz, Uucp Implementation Description
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.
All files received by uucp will be owned by uucp.
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.)
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