RE: SSH wont execute commands with bash

You might try adding the -t argument to your ssh call.

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Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 10:31 AM
To: davej
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Subject: Re: SSH wont execute commands with bash


On Tue, 2006-11-14 at 05:02 -0800, davej wrote:
if [ -e /usr/bin/bash ]
exec /usr/bin/bash

Two notes here:

1. you're not passing on any arguments. These lines should look rather like this:

if [ -e /usr/bin/bash ]
exec /usr/bin/bash "$@"

2. exec already overwrites the process so exit is only going to be reached in case of error, in which it might be better to return an error or whatever:

if [ -e /usr/bin/bash ]
exec /usr/bin/bash "$@"
echo "Failed to execute bash: ${ret}"
exit ${ret}

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