uuto, uupick - public system-to-system file copy
uuto [ -mp ] source-file ... destination
uupick [ -s system ]
This command is available with the uucp software installation option.
Refer to for information on how to install optional software.
uuto sends source-files to destination. uuto uses the uucp(1C) facil-
ity 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. Destina-
tion has the form:
where system-name is taken from a list of system names that uucp knows
about (see uucp(1C)). username is the username of someone on the spec-
The files (or sub-trees if directories are specified) are sent to the
"public UUCP" directory on the remote machine system-name. Normally,
this directory is /usr/spool/uucppublic. Specifically the files are
where PUBDIR is the "public UUCP" directory on system-name, mysystem is
the system from which the files are sent, and file is the file being
The destined recipient is notified by mail(1) of the arrival of files.
uupick accepts or rejects the files transmitted to the user. Specifi-
cally, uupick searches the "public UUCP" directory on the local machine
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 dis-
position of the file:
<NEWLINE> Go on to next entry.
d Delete the entry.
m [ dir ] Move the entry to named directory dir. If dir is not
specified as a complete path name (in which $HOME is
legitimate), a destination relative to the current
directory is assumed. If no destination is given, the
default is the current directory.
a [ dir ] Same as m except moving all the files sent from system.
p Print the content of the file.
EOT (CTRL-D) Same as q.
!command Escape to the shell to do command.
* Print a command summary.
-m Send mail to the sender when the copy is complete.
-p Copy the source file into the spool directory before transmis-
Search only the "public UUCP" directory on the local machine for
files sent from system.
public UUCP directory
mail(1), uucp(1C), uustat(1C), uux(1C), uucleanup(8C)
In order to send files that begin with a dot (such as, .profile) the
files must by qualified with a dot. For example: .profile, .prof*, and
.profil? are correct, whereas *prof* and ?profile are incorrect.
26 May 1988 UUTO(1C)