Re: Scripting SSH connections

From: Darren Tucker (
Date: 05/17/04

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    Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 11:29:15 +1000
    To: Simon Burson <>

    Simon Burson wrote:
    > I would like to write a basic shell script (Linux - bash) that will make
    > an SSH connection to another machine, execute arbitrary commands, read
    > back the output and log off gracefully. I can pipe commands to ssh but
    > of course this isn't interactive and so decisions can't be made based on
    > output.

    Well, for one thing you can have the remote system do the logic, eg

    ssh localhost /bin/sh <<EOD
    if [ `uname` == "Linux" ]
             echo yes
             echo no

    Darren Tucker (dtucker at
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