uupick - Accepts or rejects files transmitted to a user by uuto
The uupick command accepts or rejects files that the uuto command has
transmitted to a designated user ID.
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Searches /usr/spool/uucppublic/receive/user/system only for files sent
from the specified system. System names must contain only ASCII charac-
When the files have arrived, the rmail command notifies the recipient, who
then issues the uupick command to receive and handle the files.
Specifically, uupick searches the public directory on the local system for
files with some form of the following name:
where user is the user ID of the user issuing the command.
For each entry (file or directory) found, uupick displays the following
from system: [file file] [dir directory]
The uupick command then waits for a response from standard input to deter-
mine the disposition of the file or directory. Issuing the uupick command
with the appropriate file-handling option completes the transfer.
After notifying the user that a file was sent from system, uupick displays
a ? (question mark), prompting for one of the following file-handling
* Displays all file-handling options.
Moves on to the next entry in the receive directory.
Moves all uuto files currently in the receive directory into a speci-
fied directory on the local system. The default is the current working
directory. Use a full or relative pathname to specify a different
d Deletes the specified file.
Moves the specified file to a specified directory. If directory is not
specified as a complete pathname, a destination relative to the current
directory is assumed. If directory is not specified at all, the
default is the current working directory on the local system.
p Displays the contents of the file on the terminal screen.
q Stops processing and exits from uupick.
Same as q.
Escapes to a shell to run the specified command. After the command
executes, it returns automatically to uupick so you can continue to
handle the uuto files in the receive directory.
The uupick utility is marked LEGACY in XCU Issue 5.
To receive file1 sent with the uuto command from user msg on system zagreb,
The system responds:
from system zagreb: file file1
Commands: ct(1), cu(1), rmail(1), tip(1), uucico(8), uucleanup(8),
uucp(1), uuencode(1), uulog(1), uuname(1), uusched(8), uusend(1), uus-
tat(1), uuto(1), uux(1)