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       uucp - Unix to Unix copy

       uucp [ options ] source-file destination-file

       uucp [ options ] source-file... destination-directory

       The  uucp  command copies files between systems.	 Each file argument is
       either a pathname on the local machine or is of the form


       which is interpreted as being on a remote system.  In the  first	 form,
       the contents of the first file are copied to the second.	 In the second
       form, each source file is copied into the destination directory.

       A file be transferred to or from system2 via system1 by using


       Any pathname that does not begin with / or ~ will be  appended  to  the
       current	directory  (unless  the -W or --noexpand option is used); this
       resulting path will not necessarily exist on a remote system.  A	 path-
       name  beginning	with a simple ~ starts at the UUCP public directory; a
       pathname beginning with ~name starts at the home directory of the named
       user.   The ~ is interpreted on the appropriate system.	Note that some
       shells will interpret a simple ~ to the	local  home  directory	before
       uucp sees it; to avoid this the ~ must be quoted.

       Shell metacharacters ? * [ ] are interpreted on the appropriate system,
       assuming they are quoted to prevent the shell  from  interpreting  them

       The  copy  does	not  take  place immediately, but is queued up for the
       uucico (8) daemon; the daemon is started immediately unless the	-r  or
       --nouucico switch is given.  In any case, the next time the remote sys-
       tem is called the file(s) will be copied.

       The following options may be given to uucp.

       -c, --nocopy
	    Do not copy local source files to the spool	 directory.   If  they
	    are	 removed  before being processed by the uucico (8) daemon, the
	    copy will fail.  The files must be readable by the uucico (8) dae-
	    mon, and by the invoking user.

       -C, --copy
	    Copy  local	 source	 files	to  the	 spool directory.  This is the

       -d, --directories
	    Create all necessary directories when doing the copy.  This is the

       -f, --nodirectories
	    If	any  necessary	directories  do	 not exist for the destination
	    path, abort the copy.

       -R, --recursive
	    If any of the source file names are directories, copy  their  con-
	    tents  recursively	to  the	 destination  (which  must itself be a

       -g grade, --grade grade
	    Set the grade of the file transfer	command.   Jobs	 of  a	higher
	    grade are executed first.  Grades run 0 ... 9 A ... Z a ... z from
	    high to low.

       -m, --mail
	    Report completion or failure of the file transfer by mail (1).

       -n user, --notify user
	    Report completion or failure of the file transfer by mail  (1)  to
	    the named user on the remote system.

       -r, --nouucico
	    Do	not  start  uucico (8) daemon immediately; merely queue up the
	    file transfer for later execution.

       -j, --jobid
	    Print jobid on standard output.  The job may be later cancelled by
	    passing  the jobid to the -k switch of uustat (1).	It is possible
	    for some complex operations to produce more	 than  one  jobid,  in
	    which case each will be printed on a separate line.	 For example
		 uucp sys1!~user1/file1 sys2!~user2/file2 ~user3
	    will  generate  two separate jobs, one for the system sys1 and one
	    for the system sys2.

       -W, --noexpand
	    Do not prepend remote relative path names with the current	direc-

       -t, --uuto
	    This  option  is used by the uuto shell script.  It causes uucp to
	    interpret the final argument as system!user.  The file(s) are sent
	    to	~/receive/USER/LOCAL  on the remote system, where USER is from
	    the final argument and LOCAL is the local UUCP system name.	 Also,
	    uucp will act as though --notify user were specified.

       -x type, --debug type
	    Turn  on particular debugging types.  The following types are rec-
	    ognized: abnormal, chat, handshake, uucp-proto, proto, port,  con-
	    fig,  spooldir,  execute, incoming, outgoing.  Only abnormal, con-
	    fig, spooldir and execute are meaningful for uucp.

	    Multiple types may be given, separated by commas, and the  --debug
	    option  may	 appear	 multiple  times.  A number may also be given,
	    which will turn on that many types from the	 foregoing  list;  for
	    example, --debug 2 is equivalent to --debug abnormal,chat.

       -I file, --config file
	    Set	 configuration file to use.  This option may not be available,
	    depending upon how uucp was compiled.

       -v, --version
	    Report version information and exit.

	    Print a help message and exit.

       mail(1), uux(1), uustat(1), uucico(8)

       Some of the options are dependent on the capabilities of the uucico (8)
       daemon on the remote system.

       The  -n	and  -m switches do not work when transferring a file from one
       remote system to another.

       File modes are not preserved, except for the execute bit.  The  result-
       ing file is owned by the uucp user.

       Ian Lance Taylor <ian@airs.com>

			       Taylor UUCP 1.07			       uucp(1)