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     UUCP(1)                                                   UUCP(1)

          uucp, uulog, uuname - unix to unix remote file copy

          uucp [ options ] source ... destination

          uulog [ options ] [ system ]


          uuname [ -l ]

          Uucp copies source files to the destination file or direc-
          tory.  A file name may be a path name on your machine, or
          may have the form:


          where system-name is taken from a list of system names that
          uucp knows about.  System-name may also be a chain of names
          such as


          in which case an attempt is made to send via the specified
          route.  Care should be taken to ensure that intermediate
          nodes in the route are willing to foward information.

          Quoted shell metacharacters ?, * and [ ] appearing in a
          remote path-name will be expanded on the appropriate system.

          Path names may be:

               (1)  a full path name;

               (2)  a path name preceded by ~user where user is a
                    login name on the specified system and is replaced
                    by that user's login directory;

               (3)  a path name preceded by ~/destination where
                    destination is appended to
                    `/usr/spool/uucppublic/'; The destination will be
                    treated as a file name unless more than one file
                    is being transfered by this request or the desti-
                    nation is already a directory or the destination
                    ends with `/'.  For example, ~/dan/ as the desti-
                    nation will make the directory
                    /usr/spool/uucppublic/dan if it does not exist and

     UUCP(1)                                                   UUCP(1)

                    put the requested file(s) in that directory.

               (4)  anything else is prefixed by the current direc-

          If the result is an erroneous path name for the remote sys-
          tem the copy will fail.  If the destination is a directory,
          the last part of the source-file name is used.

          Uucp preserves execute permissions across the transmission
          and gives 0666 read and write permissions (see chmod(2)).

          The following options are interpreted by uucp:

          -c   Don't copy local file to the spool directory for trans-
               fer to the remote machine (default).

          -C   Force the copy of local files to the spool directory
               for transfer.

          -d   Make all necessary directories for the file copy

          -f   Do not make intermediate directories for the file copy.

               Grade is a single letter/number; lower ASCII sequence
               characters will cause the job to be transmitted earlier
               during a particular conversation.

          -j   Output the job identification ASCII string on the stan-
               dard output.  This job identification can be used by
               uustat to obtain the status or terminate a job.

          -m   Send mail to the requester when the copy is completed.

               Report status of the transfer to file.

               Notify user on the remote system that a file was sent.

          -r   Don't start the file transfer, just queue the job.

               Produce debugging output.  The debug_level is a number
               between 0 and 9; higher numbers give more detailed

          Uulog queries a log file of uucp or uuxqt transactions,
          optionally limited to a given system. Its options are

     UUCP(1)                                                   UUCP(1)

          -f   Print recent transactions and follow further transac-
               tions as they occur.

          -x   Look in the uuxqt log file for the given system.

               Print the last number transactions.

          Uuname lists the uucp names of known systems.  The -l option
          returns the local system name.

          /usr/spool/uucp                    spool directories
          /usr/spool/uucppublic              public directory for
                                             receiving and sending
          /usr/lib/uucp/*                    other data and program
          /usr/spool/uucp/.Log/uuxqt/system  log of uuxqt transactions
                                             with system
          /usr/spool/uucp/.Log/uucico/system log of uucp transactions
                                             with system

          mail(1), uux(1)

          For obvious security reasons, the domain of remotely acces-
          sible files may be severely restricted.  You will very
          likely not be able to fetch files by path name; ask a
          responsible person on the remote system to send them to you.
          For the same reasons you will probably not be able to send
          files to arbitrary path names.  As distributed, the remotely
          accessible files are those whose names begin
          `/usr/spool/uucppublic/' (equivalent to `~/').

          All files received by uucp will be owned by uucp.
          The -m option will only work sending files or receiving a
          single file.  Receiving multiple files specified by special
          shell characters ? * [...] will not activate the -m option.

          The forwarding of files through other systems is NOT compat-
          ible with the previous version of uucp.  If forwarding is
          used, all systems in the route must have the same version of

          Protected files and files that are in protected directories
          that are owned by the requester can be sent by uucp. How-
          ever, if the requester is root, and the directory is not
          searchable by group `other' or the file is not readable by
          `other', the request will fail due to a bug in setuid(2).