copy files between systems in a Micnet network
[ options ] [ srcmachine: ] srcfile
[ destmachine: ] destfile
rcp.mn copies files between systems in a Micnet network.
The command copies the srcmachine:srcfile
to destmachine:destfile, where srcmachine:
and destmachine: are optional names of systems in the network, and
srcfile and destfile are pathnames of files.
If a machine name is not given, the name of the current
system is assumed. If ``-'' is given in place of srcfile,
rcp.mn uses the standard input as the source.
Directories named on the destination machine must have
write permission, and directories and files named on
a remote source machine must have read permission.
The available options are:
rcp.mn is useful for transferring small numbers of files
across the network. The network consists of daemons that periodically
awaken and send files from one system to another. The network
must be installed using
before rcp.mn can be used.
Mails and reports completion of the command, whether
there is an error or not.
Any mail goes to the named user on machine.
The default machine is the machine on which the rcp.mn
command is completed or on which an error was detected.
If an alias for user exists in the system alias files
on that machine, the mail will be redirected to the
Since system alias files are usually identical throughout the
network, any specified machine
will most likely be overridden by the aliasing mechanism.
To prevent aliasing, user must be escaped with at least two
``\'' characters (at least four if given as a shell command).
Also, to enable transfer of files from a remote system, either:
This line should be in /etc/default/micnet
on the systems in the network:
Or, these lines should be in that file:
where path must contain /usr/bin.
If an error occurs, mail is sent to the user.
rcp.mn -m machine1:/etc/mnttab /tmp/vtape
Full pathnames must be specified for remote files.
rcp.mn handles binary data files transparently:
no extra options or protocols are needed to handle them.
Wildcards are not expanded on the remote machine.
rcp.mn is not part of any currently supported standard; it is an
extension of AT&T System V provided by The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc.
© 2003 Caldera International, Inc. All rights reserved.
SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003