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RCP(1)			  BSD 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).

     The following options are available:

     -K	     Turn off all Kerberos authentication.

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

     -p	     Cause rcp to attempt to preserve (duplicate) in its copies	the
	     modification times	and modes of the source	files, ignoring	the
	     umask.  By	default, the mode and owner of file2 are preserved if
	     it	already	existed; otherwise the mode of the source file modi-
	     fied 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

     -x	     Turn on DES encryption for	all data passed	by rcp.	 This may im-
	     pact response time	and CPU	utilization, but provides increased

     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.

     /etc/auth.conf  configure authentication services

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