remote file copy
utility copies files between
machines. Each file
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
The following options are available:
- Use IPv4 addresses only.
- Use IPv6 addresses only.
rcp to attempt to preserve
(duplicate) in its copies the modification times and modes of the source
files, ignoring the
By default, the mode and owner of file2
are preserved if it already existed; otherwise the mode of the source file
modified by the
on the destination host is used.
- If any of the source files are directories,
rcp copies each subtree rooted at that
name; in this case the destination must be a directory.
is not a full path name, it is
interpreted relative to the login directory of the specified user
, or your current user name if no other
remote user name is specified. A path
remote host may be quoted (using ‘
’) so that the metacharacters
are interpreted remotely.
utility does not prompt for
passwords; it performs remote execution via
and requires the same authorization.
utility handles third party copies,
where neither source nor target files are on the current machine.
command appeared in
. The version of
described here has been reimplemented
with Kerberos in 4.3BSD-Reno
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
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