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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 pathname 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

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

       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 system 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) daemon, and by the invoking user.

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

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

       -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 contents recursively to
            the destination (which must itself be a directory).

       -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 directory.

       -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 recognized: abnormal,
            chat, handshake,  uucp-proto,  proto,  port,  config,  spooldir,  execute,  incoming,
            outgoing.  Only abnormal, config, 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

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


       Ian Lance Taylor <>

                                         Taylor UUCP 1.07                                 uucp(1)