uucico - file transport program for the uucp system
/usr/lib/uucp/uucico [-f] [-c type] [-d spool-directory]
[-i interface] [-r role-number] [-s system-name]
uucico is the file transport program for uucp work
The following options are supported:
This option is used to "force execution" of
uucico by ignoring the limit on the maximum number of uucicos defined
in the /etc/uucp/Limits file.
The first field in the Devices file is the
"Type" field. The -c option forces uucico to only use
entries in the "Type" field that match the user specified
type. The specified type is usually the name of a local area
This option specifies the directory
spool-directory that contains the uucp work files to be
transferred. The default spool directory is /var/spool/uucp.
This option defines the interface used with
uucico. The interface only affects slave mode. Known interfaces are
UNIX (default), TLI (basic Transport Layer Interface), and TLIS (Transport
Layer Interface with Streams modules, read/write).
The role-number 1 is used for master mode.
role-number 0 is used for slave mode (default). When
uucico is started by a program or cron, role-number
1 should be used for master mode.
The -s option defines the remote system
(system-name) that uucico will try to contact. It is required
when the role is master; system-name must be defined in the
Both uux and uucp queue jobs that will be
transferred by uucico. These jobs are normally started by the
uusched scheduler, for debugging purposes, and can be started manually.
For example, the shell Uutry starts uucico with debugging turned
on. The debug-level is a number between 0 and 9. Higher
numbers give more detailed debugging information.