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NAME

     rcp - remote file copy

SYNOPSIS

     rcp -px -k Ar realm file1 file2

     rcp -px -r -k realm file ...  directory

DESCRIPTION

     Rcp  copies files between machines.  Each file or directory argu-
     ment   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).

     -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
     directory.

     -p

     The -p option causes 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 modified by the on the destination host is used.

     -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

     -x

     The -x option turns on encryption for all data passed  by  rcp  .
     This  may  impact response time and utilization, but provides in-
     creased security.  If path is not a full path name, it is  inter-
     preted relative to the login directory of the specified user rus-
     er 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  remotely.
     Rcp  does  not prompt for passwords; it performs remote execution
     via and requires the same authorization.  Rcp handles third party
     copies,  where neither source nor target files are on the current
     machine.

SEE ALSO

     rsh(1)

 

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