uuto, uupick - public UNIX system to UNIX system file copy
uuto [options] source-files destination
uupick [-s system]
uuto sends source-files to destination. uuto uses the uucp facility
to send files (see uucp(1)), while allowing the local system to
control the file access. A source-file name is a path name on your
machine. Destination has the form:
where system is taken from a list of system names that uucp knows
about (see uuname in uucp(1) manual entry). user is the login name of
someone on the specified system.
uuto recognizes the following options:
-p Copy the source file into the spool directory
immediately, and send the copy.
-m Send mail to the requester when the copy is complete.
The files (or sub-trees if directories are specified) are sent to
PUBDIR on system, where PUBDIR is the UUCP public directory
(/var/spool/uucppublic). Specifically the files are sent to
The recipient is notified by electronic mail when the files arrive.
uupick accepts or rejects the files transmitted to the recipient.
Specifically, uupick searches PUBDIR for files destined for the user.
For each entry (file or directory) found, the following message is
printed on the standard output:
from system: [file file-name] [dir dirname] ?
uupick then reads a line from the standard input to determine the
disposition of the file:
<new-line> Go on to next entry.
d Delete the entry.
m [dir] Move the entry to named directory dir (current
directory is default). Note that, if the current
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working directory is desired for dir, do not
specify any parameter with m. A construction
such as m. is erroneous, and results in loss of
a [dir] Same as m except move all the files sent from
p Print the contents of the file.
EOT (control-D) Same as q.
!command Escape to the shell to execute command.
* Print a command summary.
uupick invoked with the -ssystem option searches only the PUBDIR for
files sent from system.
To send files that begin with a dot (such as .profile) the filename
must contain a corresponding dot. For example: .profile, .prof*, and
.profil? are correct, whereas *prof* and ?profile are incorrect.
PUBDIR /var/spool/uucppublic public directory
mail(1), uuclean(1M), uucp(1), uustat(1), uux(1).
Tim O'Reilly and Grace Todino,
Managing UUCP and Usenet, O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. USA.
Grace Todino and Dale Dougherty,
Using UUCP and Usenet, O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. USA.
uuto: SVID2, SVID3, XPG2, XPG3, XPG4
uupick: SVID2, SVID3, XPG2, XPG3, XPG4
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