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These examples show syntax for some common uses of rcp.

To copy a local file to the logon directory of a remote computer:

rcp filename remotecomputer:

To copy a local file to an exisiting directory and new filename on a remote computer:

rcp filename remotecomputer:/directory/newfilename

To copy multiple local files to a subdirectory of a remote logon directory:

rcp file1 file2 file3 remotecomputer:subdirectory/filesdirectory

To copy from a remote source to the current directory of the local computer:

rcp remotecomputer:filename .

To copy from multiple files from multiple remote sources to a remote destination with different usernames:

rcp remote1.user1:file1 remote2.user2:file2 remotedest.destuser:directory

To copy from a remote system using an IP address to a local computer (where the username is mandatory because a period is used in the remote system name):

rcp filename


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