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Old 09-21-2006, 12:15 PM   #1
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Capture output from another computer

I was wondering if anyone could tell me the best way to list data from another linux machine and save the output to a file on the local machine.

I have two machines using a passwordless entry with ssh. I want to list the directories of the remote machine and have the output saved onto my local machine.

When I run:

ssh remoteLinux ls /tmp
I can see a list of files on the remote machine. I just want a the screen output to be placed in a file on my local machine.

Thanks for the help! I'm sure this is an easy one.
Old 09-21-2006, 12:22 PM   #2
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I think I figured it out.

ssh remoteLinux ls /tmp >>/home/mijohnst/filelist.txt
I don't know what I was doing before, but now when I put the ">>/home/mijohnst/filelist.txt" it does save it to a local file.
Old 09-21-2006, 03:58 PM   #3
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As you've figured out then - putting > filename.txt after any command will redirect the standard out (console) to a file instead.


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