UUCP(1) UUCP(1) NAME uucp, uulog, uuname - unix to unix remote file copy SYNOPSIS uucp [ options ] source ... destination uulog [ options ] [ system ] or uuname [ -l ] DESCRIPTION Uucp. 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: system-name!path-name 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 system-name!system-name!...!system-name!path-name 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- tory. 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 (default). -f Do not make intermediate directories for the file copy. -ggrade 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. -sfile Report status of the transfer to file. -nuser Notify user on the remote system that a file was sent. -r Don't start the file transfer, just queue the job. -xdebug-level Produce debugging output. The debug_level is a number between 0 and 9; higher numbers give more detailed information. Uulog. 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. -number Print the last number transactions. Uuname. Uuname lists the uucp names of known systems. The -l option returns the local system name. FILES /usr/spool/uucp spool directories /usr/spool/uucppublic public directory for receiving and sending /usr/lib/uucp/* other data and program files /usr/spool/uucp/.Log/uuxqt/system log of uuxqt transactions with system /usr/spool/uucp/.Log/uucico/system log of uucp transactions with system SEE ALSO mail(1), uux(1) WARNING 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 uucp. BUGS 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).