uucp, uulog - unix to unix copy
uucp [ option ] ... source-file ... destination-file
uulog [ option ] ...
Uucp copies files named by the source-file arguments to the destina‐
tion-file argument. 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 which uucp
knows about. Shell metacharacters ?* appearing in the pathname part
will be expanded on the appropriate system.
Pathnames may be one of
(1) a full pathname;
(2) a pathname preceded by ~user; where user is a userid on the
specified system and is replaced by that user's login directory;
(3) anything else is prefixed by the current directory.
If the result is an erroneous pathname for the remote system the copy
will fail. If the destination-file 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.
-d Make all necessary directories for the file copy.
-c Use the source file when copying out rather than copying the
file to the spool directory.
-m Send mail to the requester when the copy is complete.
Uulog maintains a summary log of uucp and uux(1) transactions in the
file `/usr/spool/uucp/LOGFILE' by gathering information from partial
log files named `/usr/spool/uucp/LOG.*.?'. It removes the partial log
The options cause uulog to print logging information:
-ssys Print information about work involving system sys.
-uuser Print information about work done for the specified user.
/usr/spool/uucp - spool directory
/usr/lib/uucp/* - other data and program files
D. A. Nowitz, Uucp Implementation Description
The domain of remotely accessible files can (and for obvious security
reasons, usually should) be severely restricted. You will very likely
not be able to fetch files by pathname; ask a responsible person on the
remote system to send them to you. For the same reasons you will prob‐
ably not be able to send files to arbitrary pathnames.
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.)