uuconv program can be used to convert UUCP configuration
files from one format to another. This can be useful for
administrators converting from an older UUCP package. Taylor UUCP
is able to read and use old configuration file formats, but some
new features can not be selected using the old formats.
The type of configuration file to read is specified
using the -i or --input options. The type of configuration file to
write is specified using the -o or --output options.
The supported configuration file types are taylor, v2, and
hdb. For a description of the taylor configuration files, see
*Note Configuration Files::. The other types of configuration files
are used by traditional UUCP packages, and are not described in this
An input configuration of type v2 or hdb is read from a compiled
in directory (specified by oldconfigdir in Makefile). An input
configuration of type taylor is read from a compiled in directory by
default, but may be overridden with the standard -I or --config
The output configuration is written to files in the directory in
uuconv is run.
Some information in the input files may not be representable in the
desired output format, in which case
uuconv will silently discard it.
The output of
uuconv should be carefully checked before it is used.
uuchk(8) program may be used for this purpose.
The -p or --program option may be used to convert specific cu
configuration information, rather than the default of only converting
the uucp configuration information.