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The Kerberos V5 rcp program works exactly like the standard UNIX rcp program, with the following Kerberos features added:

-k realm
requests tickets for the remote host in the specified realm, instead of determining the realm itself.
turns on encryption.

For example, if you wanted to copy the file /etc/motd from the host into the current directory, via an encrypted connection, you would simply type:

     shell% rcp -x .

The rcp program negotiates authentication and encryption transparently. The full set of options to Kerberos V5 rcp are discussed in the Reference section of this manual. (see rcp Reference)