ucp – Copying files/directories

Purpose

ucp is a script that copies files or directories. It is an URL-enabled version of the cp system command. Via ll.url and ll.orasql ucp supports ssh and oracle URLs.

Options

ucp supports the following options:

urls

Two or more URLs. If more than two URLs are given or the last URL refers to an existing directory, the last URL is the target directory. All other sources are copied into this target directory. Otherwise one file is copied to another file.

-v <flag>, --verbose <flag>

Give a report during the copy process about the files copied and their sizes? (Valid flag values are false, no, 0, true, yes or 1)

-c <mode>, --color <mode>

Should the output be colored? If auto is specified (the default) then the output is colored if stdout is a terminal. Valid modes are yes, no or auto.

-u <user>, --user <user>

A user id or name. If given ucp will change the owner of the target files.

-g <group>, --group <group>

A group id or name. If given ucp will change the group of the target files.

-r <flag>, --recursive <flag>

Copies files recursively. (Valid flag values are false, no, 0, true, yes or 1)

-x <flag>, --ignoreerrors <flag>

Ignores errors occuring during the copy process (otherwise the copy process is aborted). (Valid flag values are false, no, 0, true, yes or 1)

-i <pattern(s)>, --include <pattern(s)>

Only copy files that match one of the specified patterns.

-e <pattern(s)>, --exclude <pattern(s)>

Don’t copy files that match one of the specified patterns.

--enterdir <pattern(s)>

Only enter directories that match one of the specified patterns.

--skipdir <pattern(s)>

Skip directories that match one of the specified patterns.

--ignorecase <flag>

Perform case-insensitive pattern matching? (Valid flag values are false, no, 0, true, yes or 1)

Examples

Copy one file to another:

$ ucp foo.txt bar.txt

Copy a file into an existing directory:

$ ucp foo.txt dir/

Copy multiple files into a new or existing directory (and give a progress report):

$ ucp foo.txt bar.txt baz.txt dir/ -v
ucp: foo.txt -> dir/foo.txt (1,114 bytes)
ucp: bar.txt -> dir/bar.txt (2,916 bytes)
ucp: baz.txt -> dir/baz.txt (35,812 bytes)

Recursively copy the schema objects in an Oracle database to a local directory:

ucp oracle://user:pwd@oracle.example.org/ db/ -r

Recursively copy the schema objects in an Oracle database to a remote directory:

ucp oracle://user:pwd@oracle.example.org/ ssh://user@www.example.org/~/db/ -r