RE: Arriving at a specified directory instead of the user's home



Why would you want to do this? If you are ssh'ing into arbitrary directories
as root (? - again why) then the user is irrelevant - unless you are doing
something else?
First of all, set up ssh so that there is public key exchange,
rather than entering a password all the time (put your key into the right
file under ~/.ssh/ )
then just do

ssh host.domain.etc "cd /dir/you/want"

You may/may not need a -c switch in between. You will probably
need the quotes so that the remote shell does not interpret the
command as two separate args.

Good luck.
Dr Joe Haskian

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2007 12:10 AM
To: secureshell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Arriving at a specified directory instead of the user's home


Hi!

By default when I ssh onto a machine, I arrive at the user's home directory.
Can I somehow specify upon ssh'ing that I would like to arrive at a
different one?
Something like this:

ssh -target-directory=~/local/mystuff user1@themachine
password: ...
user1@themachine:/local/mystuff # ...

Setting up the target directory permanently won't do, because it varies
where I would like to arrive.
Can it be done somehow?

P.S.: This is the version I'm using: "OpenSSH_4.2p1, OpenSSL 0.9.8a 11 Oct
2005"


Thanks!
Agoston
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