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

     rcp -- remote file	copy

     rcp [-Kpx]	[-k realm] file1 file2
     rcp [-Kprx] [-k realm] file ... directory

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

     -K	   The -K option turns off all Kerberos	authentication.

     -k	   The -k option requests rcp to obtain	tickets	for the	remote host in
	   realm realm instead of the remote host's realm as determined	by

     -p	   The -p option causes	rcp to attempt to preserve (duplicate) in its
	   copies the modification times and modes of the source files,	ignor-
	   ing the umask.  By default, the mode	and owner of file2 are pre-
	   served if it	already	existed; otherwise the mode of the source file
	   modified by the umask(2) on the destination host is used.

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

     -x	   The -x option turns on DES encryption for all data passed by	rcp.
	   This	may impact response time and CPU utilization, but provides
	   increased security.

     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 interpreted

     Rcp does not prompt for passwords;	it performs remote execution via
     rsh(1), and requires the same authorization.

     Rcp handles third party copies, where neither source nor target files are
     on	the current machine.

     cp(1), ftp(1), rsh(1), rlogin(1)

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

     Doesn't 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.rname'' when the destination machine is running the 4.2BSD	ver-
     sion of rcp.

4.3-Reno Berkeley Distribution	 May 31, 1993	4.3-Reno Berkeley Distribution


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