cu - call up another system

Distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository: Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name: cu
Package version: 1.07
Package release: 23
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 194 B
Download size: 73.18 KB
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The cu command is used to call up another system and act as a dial-in terminal (mostly on a serial line). It can also do simple file transfers with no error checking. cu is part of the UUCP source but has been split into its own package because it can be useful even if you do not do uucp.




    Binary package: cu_1.07-23_amd64.deb
    Source package: uucp

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install cu deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install cu


    • /etc/uucp/config
    • /etc/uucp/sys
    • /usr/bin/cu
    • /usr/share/doc/cu/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/cu/copyright
    • /usr/share/man/man1/cu.1.gz


    2015-10-08 - Thorsten Alteholz <> uucp (1.07-23) unstable; urgency=medium * upload to unstable now * confirm NMU * patch from NMU also closes: #759285 with patch from Marco d'Itri

    2014-01-17 - Colin Watson <> uucp (1.07-20.1) unstable; urgency=medium * Non-maintainer upload. * Pass "-s /bin/sh" to "su uucp" to cope with the change of uucp's shell in base-passwd 3.5.30 (closes: #734723).

    2013-07-27 - Thorsten Alteholz <> uucp (1.07-22) experimental; urgency=low * debian/README.Debian: correct path to info files (Closes: #453957) * debian/README.exim4: update pointer to exim4 config * debian/control: fix typo (Closes: #602629) * debian/control: add 'serial' to description of cu (Closes: #358861) * debian/rules: call to deprecated install-info comes from debhelper (thanks Guillem Jover for checking) (Closes: #598904)

    2013-06-23 - Thorsten Alteholz <> uucp (1.07-21) experimental; urgency=low * New maintainer (Closes: #699118) * upload to experimental * debian/control: switch to dh 9 * debian/control: switch to standard 3.9.4 * debian/control: add homepage field * debian/control: no need to Conflict: or Replace: with uucp v1.06 anymore * debian/control: no need to Conflict: with tua 4.3-3 anymore * debian/control: add ${misc:Depends} to binary uucp package * debian/control: add bsd-mailx as real package to mailx dependency * debian/source/format: use 3.0 (quilt) * debian/copyright: change to machine readable format * debian/patches: add patch to fix manpage issues and spelling error * debian/watch: file added

    2009-03-02 - Richard A Nelson (Rick) <> uucp (1.07-20) unstable; urgency=low * New maintainer Closes: #517906 Thanks to Peter Palfrader and Christian Perrier for their prior work on these packages. * Update pointer to exim4 doc Closes: #449172

    2008-08-02 - Christian Perrier <> uucp (1.07-19.3) unstable; urgency=low * Non-maintainer upload to fix an error in former NMU * Drop useless debian/po directory. Therefore, translations are now longer used. Closes: #482133 With apologies to translators...

    2008-04-22 - Christian Perrier <> uucp (1.07-19.2) unstable; urgency=low * Non-maintainer upload. * Drop debconf note dealing with an obsolete transition. Therefore drop the .config script and dependency on debconf. Closes: #414752 * [Lintian] Add copyright notice to debian/copyright * [Lintian] Make the package binNMUable by using a ${binary:Version} versioned dependency instead of ${Source-Version} * [Lintian] No longer ignore errors from "make distclean" * [Lintian] Set debhelper compatibility in debian/compat * [Lintian] uucp Depends on "openbsd-inetd | inet-superserver" as it uses update-inet.d in its postinst script

    2007-02-16 - Christian Perrier <> uucp (1.07-19.1) unstable; urgency=low * Non-maintainer upload to fix pending debconf l10n bugs. * Debconf translations: - Portuguese. Closes: #383748

    2006-09-25 - Peter Palfrader <> uucp (1.07-19) unstable; urgency=low * Only call update-inetd --remove in postrm purge when a /usr/sbin/update-inetd still exists (closes: #389354).