rcp - remote file copy

     rcp [ -p ] filename1 filename2
     rcp [ -pr ]

     This command  is  available  with  the  Networking  software
     installation  option.   Refer  to  Installing  SunOS 4.1 for
     information on how to install optional software.

     rcp copies files between machines.  Each filename or  direc-
     tory argument is either a remote file name of the form:


     or a local file name (containing no `:' characters, or a `/'
     before any `:'s).

     If a filename is not a full path  name,  it  is  interpreted
     relative  to  your  home directory on hostname.  A path on a
     remote host may be quoted (using \, ", or  ')  so  that  the
     metacharacters are interpreted remotely.

     rcp does not prompt for passwords; your current  local  user
     name  must exist on hostname and allow remote command execu-
     tion by rsh(1C).

     rcp handles third party copies,  where  neither  source  nor
     target files are on the current machine.  Hostnames may also
     take the form


     to use username rather than your current local user name  as
     the  user name on the remote host.  rcp also supports Inter-
     net domain addressing of the remote host, so that:


     specifies the username to be used,  the  hostname,  and  the
     domain  in  which that host resides.  Filenames that are not
     full path names will be interpreted  relative  to  the  home
     directory of the user named username, on the remote host.

     The  destination   hostname   may   also   take   the   form
     hostname.username:filename  to  support destination machines
     that are running older versions of rcp.

     -p   Attempt to give each copy the same modification  times,
          access times, and modes as the original file.

     -r   Copy each subtree rooted at filename; in this case  the
          destination must be a directory.


     ftp(1C), rlogin(1C), rsh(1C)

     rcp does not detect all cases where the  target  of  a  copy
     might  be  a  file in cases where only a directory should be

     rcp can become confused by output generated by commands in a
     .profile, .cshrc, or .login file on the remote host.

     rcp requires that the source host have permission to execute
     commands on the remote host when doing third-party copies.

     If you forget  to  quote  metacharacters  intended  for  the
     remote host you get an incomprehensible error message.