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RCP(1)									RCP(1)

NAME
       rcp - remote file copy

SYNOPSIS
       rcp [-p]	[-x] [-k realm ] [-D port] [-N]	[-PN | -PO] file1 file2

       rcp  [-p]  [-x]	[-k  realm]  [-r]  [-D port] [-N] [-PN | -PO] file ...
       directory

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

       By default, the mode and	owner of file2 are  preserved  if  it  already
       existed;	otherwise the mode of the source file modified by the umask(2)
       on the destination host is used.

       If path is not a	full path name,	it is  interpreted  relative  to  your
       login directory on rhost.  A path on a remote host may be quoted	(using
       \, ", or	') so that the metacharacters are interpreted remotely.

       Rcp does	not prompt for passwords; it uses Kerberos authentication when
       connecting  to  rhost.  Each user may have a private authorization list
       in a file .k5login in his login directory.   Each  line	in  this  file
       should	contain	  a  Kerberos  principal  name	of  the	 form  princi-
       pal/instance@realm.  If there is	a  ~/.k5login  file,  then  access  is
       granted	to the account if and only if the originater user is authenti-
       cated to	one of the principals named in the  ~/.k5login	file.	Other-
       wise, the originating user will be granted access to the	account	if and
       only if the authenticated principal name	of the user can	be  mapped  to
       the  local  account  name  using	 the aname -> lname mapping rules (see
       krb5_anadd(8) for more details).

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

       -x     encrypt all information transferring between hosts.

       -k realm
	      obtain  tickets  for  the	 remote	 host  in realm	instead	of the
	      remote host's realm as determined	by krb_realmofhost(3).

       -r     if any of	the source files are directories,  copy	 each  subtree
	      rooted  at  that	name;  in  this	case the destination must be a
	      directory.

       -PN

       -PO    Explicitly request new or	old version of the  Kerberos  ``rcmd''
	      protocol.	  The new protocol avoids many security	problems found
	      in the old one, but is not  interoperable	 with  older  servers.
	      (An  "input/output  error"  and  a closed	connection is the most
	      likely result  of	 attempting  this  combination.)   If  neither
	      option  is  specified,  some simple heuristics are used to guess
	      which to try.

       -D port
	      connect to port port on the remote machine.

       -N     use a network connection,	even when copying files	on  the	 local
	      machine (used for	testing	purposes).

       Rcp  handles  third party copies, where neither source nor target files
       are  on	the  current  machine.	 Hostnames  may	 also  take  the  form
       ``rname@rhost''	to  use	rname rather than the current user name	on the
       remote host.

FILES
       ~/.k5login  (on remote host) - file containing Kerberos principals that
		   are allowed access.

SEE ALSO
       cp(1),  ftp(1), rsh(1), rlogin(1), kerberos(3), krb_getrealm(3),	rcp(1)
       [UCB version]

BUGS
       Rcp doesn't detect all cases where the target of	a copy might be	a file
       in cases	where only a directory should be legal.

       Rcp  is confused	by any output generated	by commands in a .login, .pro-
       file, or	.cshrc file on the remote host.

       Kerberos	is only	used for the first connection of a  third-party	 copy;
       the second connection uses the standard Berkeley	rcp protocol.

									RCP(1)

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