Manual page for uuto(1C)
uuto, uupick - public UNIX-to-UNIX system file copy
facility to send files,
while it allows the local system to control the file access.
A source-file name is a path name on your machine.
Destination has the form:
system[!system] ... !user
is taken from a list of system names
is the login name
of someone on the specified system.
The files (or sub-trees if directories are specified) are sent to
is a public directory defined in the
By default, this directory is /var/spool/uucppublic.
Specifically the files are sent to
The recipient is notified by
of the arrival of files.
accepts or rejects the files transmitted to the user.
for files destined for the user.
For each entry (file or directory) found,
the following message is printed on standard output:
from system sysname: [file file-name] [dir dirname] ?
then reads a line from standard input to determine the
disposition of the file:
Go to next entry.
Delete the entry.
- m [ dir ]
Move the entry to named directory
is not specified as a complete path name (in which
is legitimate), a destination relative to the current directory is
assumed. If no destination is given, the default is the current
- a [ dir ]
Same as m above, except it moves all the files sent from
Print the content of the file.
- EOT (control-d)
Escape to the shell to do
Print a command summary.
The following options are supported by
Send mail to the sender when the copy is complete.
Copy the source file into the spool directory before transmission.
The following option is supported by
- -s system
for files sent from
The following operands are supported for
A string of the form:
is taken from a list of system names that
knows about; see
is the login name of someone on the specified system.
can also be a list of names such as
in which case, an attempt is made to send the file via the specified route
to the destination.
Care should be taken to ensure that intermediate nodes in the
route are willing to forward information.
A pathname of a file on the local system to be copied to
for descriptions of the following environment variables that affect the
uuto and uupick:
The following exit values are returned:
An error occurred.
/var/spool/uucppublic public directory
In order to send files that begin with a dot
(for instance, .profile), the files must
be qualified with a dot. For example, the following files are correct:
.profile .prof* .profil?
The following files are incorrect:
Created by unroff & hp-tools.
© by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97