uuto, uupick - public UNIX-to-UNIX system file copy
uuto [-mp] source-file... destination
uupick [-s system]
uuto sends source-file to destination. uuto uses the
uucp(1C) facility 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. Destination has the form:
system[!system] ... !user
where system is taken from a list of system names that uucp
knows about. User is the login name of someone on the
The files (or sub-trees if directories are specified) are
sent to PUBDIR on system, where PUBDIR is a public directory
defined in the uucp source. By default, this directory is
/var/spool/uucppublic. Specifically the files are sent to
The recipient is notified by mail(1) of the arrival of
uupick accepts or rejects the files transmitted to the user.
Specifically, uupick searches PUBDIR for files destined for
the user. For each entry (file or directory) found, the fol-
lowing message is printed on standard output:
from system sysname: [file file-name] [dir dirname] ?
uupick then reads a line from standard input to determine
the disposition of the file:
Go 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 above, except it moves all the files sent
p Print the content of the file.
Same as q.
Escape to the shell to do command.
* Print a command summary.
The following options are supported by uuto:
-m Send mail to the sender when the copy is complete.
-p Copy the source file into the spool directory before
The following option is supported by uupick:
Search only the PUBDIR for files sent from system.
The following operands are supported for uuto:
A string of the form:
where system-name is taken from a list of system names that
uucp knows about; see uuname. The argument user is the login
name of someone on the specified system. The destination
system-name can also be a list of names such as
in which case, an attempt is made to send the file via
the specified route to the destination. Care should be
taken to ensure that intermediate nodes in the route
are willing to forward information.
A pathname of a file on the local system to be copied
See environ(5) for descriptions of the following environment
variables that affect the execution of uuto and uupick:
LC_TYPE, LC_MESSAGES, and NLSPATH.
The following exit values are returned:
0 Successful completion.
>0 An error occurred.
/var/spool/uucppublic public directory
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri-
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
| Availability | SUNWbnuu |
mail(1), uucp(1C), uustat(1C), uux(1C), uucleanup(1M),
In order to send files that begin with a dot (for instance,
.profile), the files must be qualified with a dot. For
example, the following files are correct:
.profile .prof* .profil?
The following files are incorrect:
Man(1) output converted with