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Old 11-11-2009, 07:01 PM   #1
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Command echo


I am trying to get echo to work with ssh and am having no luck in getting it to do what I want. I want to be able to ssh into a box and echo text to a file that doesn't yet exist.

ssh isn't an issue because when I substitute echo with "ls", it returns a listing. But when using echo, a file is never created. Here's what I have....

Quote:
ssh server1 echo text >> /root/newfile
Why does echo not like this and what is the work arround to this?

Chris
 
Old 11-11-2009, 07:14 PM   #2
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I'd be interested to know what actually happens, do you get an error msg? In any case, I'd recommend using single quotes (') around the entire cmd http://bashcurescancer.com/run_remot..._with_ssh.html
 
Old 11-11-2009, 07:21 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Corrado View Post
I am trying to get echo to work with ssh and am having no luck in getting it to do what I want. I want to be able to ssh into a box and echo text to a file that doesn't yet exist.

ssh isn't an issue because when I substitute echo with "ls", it returns a listing. But when using echo, a file is never created. Here's what I have....

Code:
ssh server1 echo text >> /root/newfile
Why does echo not like this and what is the work arround to this?

Chris

Try

Code:
ssh server1 "echo text >> /root/newfile"
Your redirect ends up on the local box.


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 11-11-2009, 07:44 PM   #4
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Thanks Tink. the quotes did the trick.
 
  


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