heimdal-rcp man page

rcp — copy file to and from remote machines

Synopsis

rcp [-45FKpxz] [-P port] file1 file2

rcp [-45FKprxz] [-P port] file... directory

Description

rcp copies files between machines. Each file argument is either a remote file name of the form “rname@rhost:path” or a local file (containing no colon or with a slash before the first colon).

Supported options:

-4, -5, -K, -F, -x, -z
These options are passed on to rsh(1).
-P port
This will pass the option -p port to rsh(1).
-p
Preserve file permissions.
-r
Copy source directories recursively.

Diagnostics

rcp is implemented as a protocol on top of rsh(1), and thus requires a working rsh. If you intend to use Kerberos authentication, rsh needs to be Kerberos aware, else you may see more or less strange errors, such as "login incorrect", or "lost connection".

History

The rcp utility first appeared in 4.2BSD. This version is derived from 4.3BSD-Reno.

Info

April 16, 2003