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copying the .rhosts file to a remote directory

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Andrew Kaplan
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copying the .rhosts file to a remote directory

Hi there --

I wrote a script that copies several files, including .rhosts, to a remote directory. When the script is run, the following error message appears on-screen:

Quote:
cp: cannot create regular file '
The line in the script that is involved with copying the .rhosts file is shown below:

Code:
cp -pr /root/.rhosts

The script is run by the root user. What command syntax should I use to be able to copy .rhosts to the remote directory?
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Alexander Chuzhoy
Honored Contributor
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Re: copying the .rhosts file to a remote directory

Looks like you don't have write permission on .
Andrew Kaplan
Super Advisor

Re: copying the .rhosts file to a remote directory

That did it. Thanks.
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Ivan Ferreira
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Re: copying the .rhosts file to a remote directory

Hi Andrew, please give thanks by asigning points. According to your profile, you haven't do that in a long time =)
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
TwoProc
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Re: copying the .rhosts file to a remote directory

Andrew, this is not at all what you're asking about, but I'm going to throw it out to you anyways... just 'cause I noticed that you're using it...

You shouldn't be using rhost commands anymore - you need to install and configure ssh. It's much more secure, and not packet sniffable for passwords and all other commands like rhost command is.

Time to upgrade to ssh.
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