If path is not a full path name, it is interpreted relative to the login directory of the specified user ruser on rhost , or your current user name if no other remote user name is specified. A path on a remote host may be quoted (using \, ", or \(aa) so that the metacharacters are interpreted remotely.
Rcp does not prompt for passwords; it performs remote execution via rsh () 1 , and requires the same authorization.
Rcp handles third party copies, where neither source nor target files are on the current machine.
Is confused by any output generated by commands in a .login , .profile , or .cshrc file on the remote host.
The destination user and hostname may have to be specified as ``rhost.rname'' when the destination machine is running the BSD-UNIX 4.2 version of rcp .