rcp - remote file copy
rcp [-p] file1 file2
rcp [-pr] file ... directory
Rcp copies files between machines. Each file or directory argument is
either a remote file name of the form ``rhost:path'', or a local file
name (containing no `:' characters, or a `/' before any `:'s).
If the -r option is specified and any of the source files are
directories, rcp copies each subtree rooted at that name; in this case
the destination must be a directory.
By default, the mode and owner of file2 are preserved if it already
existed; otherwise the mode of the source file modified by the umask(2)
on the destination host is used. The -p option causes rcp to attempt to
preserve (duplicate) in its copies the modification times and modes of
the source files, ignoring the umask.
If path is not a full path name, it is interpreted relative to your login
directory on rhost. A path on a remote host may be quoted (using \, ",
or ') so that the metacharacters are interpreted remotely.
Rcp does not prompt for passwords; your current local user name must
exist on rhost and allow remote command execution via rsh(1).
Rcp handles third party copies, where neither source nor target files are
on the current machine. Hostnames may also take the form ``rname@rhost''
to use rname rather than the current user name on the remote host. The
destination hostname may also take the form ``rhost.rname'' to support
destination machines that are running 4.2BSD versions of rcp.
cp(1), ftp(1), rsh(1), rlogin(1).
Doesn't detect all cases where the target of a copy might be a file in
cases where only a directory should be legal.
Is confused by any output generated by commands in a .profile, or .*shrc
file on the remote host.