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RCP(1)			FreeBSD	General	Commands Manual			RCP(1)

NAME
     rcp -- remote file	copy

SYNOPSIS
     rcp [-46p]	file1 file2
     rcp [-46pr] file ... directory

DESCRIPTION
     The rcp utility copies files between machines.  Each file or directory
     argument is either	a remote file name of the form ``ruser@rhost:path'',
     or	a local	file name (containing no `:' characters, or a `/' before any
     `:'s).

     The following options are available:

     -4	     Use IPv4 addresses	only.

     -6	     Use IPv6 addresses	only.

     -p	     Cause rcp to attempt to preserve (duplicate) in its copies	the
	     modification times	and modes of the source	files, ignoring	the
	     umask(2).	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.

     -r	     If	any of the source files	are directories, rcp copies each sub-
	     tree rooted at that name; in this case the	destination must be a
	     directory.

     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 inter-
     preted remotely.

     The rcp utility does not prompt for passwords; it performs	remote execu-
     tion via rsh(1), and requires the same authorization.

     The rcp utility handles third party copies, where neither source nor tar-
     get files are on the current machine.

SEE ALSO
     cp(1), ftp(1), rlogin(1), rsh(1), hosts.equiv(5)

HISTORY
     The rcp command appeared in 4.2BSD.  The version of rcp described here
     has been reimplemented with Kerberos in 4.3BSD-Reno.

BUGS
     Does not 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.ruser'' when the destination machine is running the 4.2BSD	ver-
     sion of rcp.

FreeBSD	10.1		       October 16, 2002			  FreeBSD 10.1

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