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Terminal - Commands tagged ssh - 178 results
ssh <host> 'tar -cz /<folder>/<subfolder>' | tar -xvz
2009-11-10 20:06:47
User: polaco
Functions: ssh tar

This command will copy a folder tree (keeping the parent folders) through ssh. It will:

- compress the data

- stream the compressed data through ssh

- decompress the data on the local folder

This command will take no additional space on the host machine (no need to create compressed tar files, transfer it and then delete it on the host).

There is some situations (like mirroring a remote machine) where you simply cant wait for a huge time taking scp command or cant compress the data to a tarball on the host because of file system space limitation, so this command can do the job quite well.

This command performs very well mainly when a lot of data is involved in the process. If you copying a low amount of data, use scp instead (easier to type)

ssh-keygen -l -f /etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key.pub && ssh-keygen -l -f /etc/ssh/ssh_host_dsa_key.pub
2009-10-26 17:52:41
Functions: ssh ssh-keygen
Tags: ssh bash

Get your server's fingerprints to give to users to verify when they ssh in. Publickey locations may vary by distro. Fingerprints should be provided out-of-band.

ssh user@machine_A dd if=/dev/dvd0 > dvddump.iso
2009-09-11 18:08:36
User: kamathln
Functions: dd ssh
Tags: ssh dvd dump

You can use this to directly dump from machine A (with dvd drive) to machine B (without dvd drive) . I used this to copy dvd using my friend's machine to my netbook. Above command is to be issued on machine B.

Advantages :

1) No wasting time dumping first to machine A and then copying to Machine B.

2) You dont need to use space on Machine A. In fact, this will work even when Machine A doesnt have enough hdd space to dump the DVD.

Use -C ssh option on slow networks (enables compression).

you can replace "dd if=/dev/dvd" with any ripping command as long as it spews the iso to stdout.

diff <(ssh server01 'cd config; find . -type f -exec md5sum {} \;| sort -k 2') <(ssh server02 'cd config;find . -type f -exec md5sum {} \;| sort -k 2')
2009-09-11 15:24:59
User: arcege
Functions: diff find md5sum sort ssh

This can be much faster than downloading one or both trees to a common servers and comparing the files there. After, only those files could be copied down for deeper comparison if needed.

dsh -M -c -f servers -- "command HERE"
2009-08-31 12:08:38
User: foob4r
Tags: ssh multiple

dsh - Distributed shell, or dancer?s shell ;-)

you can put your servers into /etc/dsh/machines.list than you don't have to serperate them by commata or group them in different files and only run commands for this groups

dsh -M -c -a -- "apt-get update"

ssh user@remotehost [anycommand](i.e uptime,w)
2009-08-29 04:27:37
User: unixbhaskar
Functions: ssh
Tags: ssh shell

Once it is connected to the remote server by that ssh protocol,the mentioned command will start working on that server.

ssh middlehost "ssh -a root@securehost '> nicescript'" < nicescript
2009-08-26 20:25:12
User: 0x89
Functions: ssh
Tags: ssh scp

Stop tormenting the poor animal cat!

Also you should not that you need a private key not protected by a passphrase on middlehost that grants you access to securehost..

for i in 192.168.1.{61..71};do ping -c 1 $i &> /dev/null && echo $i;fi;done
2009-08-26 06:04:24
User: AlecSchueler
Functions: echo ping
Tags: Network ssh bash

If you need to ssh into a computer on the local network but you're unsure of the ip to use, then ping them and see if you get a response. If you do, print out the address you got it from. Adjust the range to suit your network.

rsync -az /home/user/test user@sshServer:/tmp/
2009-08-25 10:45:15
User: peshay
Functions: rsync
Tags: ssh file move

copy files to a ssh server with gzip compression

cat nicescript |ssh middlehost "cat | ssh -a root@securehost 'cat > nicescript'"
2009-08-25 08:11:12
User: syladmin
Functions: cat ssh
Tags: ssh scp

middlehost allows ssh access from where you are but not securehost.

Use nice ssh piping to simulate scp through A => B => C

setting up the shell function if left as an exercise for the reader. ;-)

Agent forwarding should avoid password typing.

tar -cf - /home/user/test | gzip -c | ssh user@sshServer 'cd /tmp; tar xfz -'
2009-08-24 18:35:38
User: esplinter
Functions: gzip ssh tar
Tags: ssh file move

Useful to move many files (thousands or millions files) over ssh. Faster than scp because this way you save a lot of tcp connection establishments (syn/ack packets).

If using a fast lan (I have just tested gigabyte ethernet) it is faster to not compress the data so the command would be:

tar -cf - /home/user/test | ssh user@sshServer 'cd /tmp; tar xf -'

xinit -- :1
2009-07-31 23:42:28
User: flux
Tags: ssh X X11 xinit

This starts a very basic X session, with just a simple xterm. You can use this xterm to launch your preferred distant session.

ssh -X john@otherbox gnome-session

Try also startkde or fluxbox or xfce4-session.

To switch between your two X servers, use CTRL+ALT+F7 and CTRL+ALT+F8.

ssh -t remote_host screen -r
2009-07-23 06:15:04
User: recursiverse
Functions: screen ssh
Tags: ssh screen

Directly attach a remote screen session (saves a useless parent bash process)

pbpaste | ssh user@hostname 'cat > ~/my_new_file.txt'
2009-07-14 16:32:03
User: mikedamage
Functions: ssh
Tags: ssh osx clipboard

Redirects the contents of your clipboard through a pipe, to a remote machine via SSH.

# dd if=/dev/sda | gzip -c | ssh user@ip 'dd of=/mnt/backups/sda.dd'
ssh -f -N -L 5432:talk.google.com:5222 user@home.network.com
2009-06-05 23:17:21
User: dcabanis
Functions: ssh
Tags: ssh

If your firewall or proxy at your location prevents connection to a particular host or port, you can use ssh to tunnel to your home server and do it there instead.

ssf -f -N -L 4321:home.network.com:25 user@home.network.com
2009-06-05 23:12:02
User: dcabanis
Tags: ssh

Uses ssh as tunnel tunnel for an other connection.

-f runs ssh in the background -N tell that there is no command to run -L deals with the forwarding aspect where the first number is the local port number, the second is parameter is the name of the server to forward to and the third parameter is the port number on that server. The last part of the command is the usual ssh form consisting of the user name and remote server name

alias s='ssh -l root'
2009-05-07 15:57:12
User: GouNiNi
Functions: alias

When you have to manage lot of servers, it's boring to type ssh root@myhost for each connection. Now you can type juste "s someting" and you are connected.

You can too add bash_completion script to complet with tab the name of your servers. This will be the next tips from me ;)

ssh user@server | tee logfilename
2009-04-17 19:17:02
User: bassu
Functions: ssh tee

Optionally, you can create a new function to do this with a custom command. Edit $HOME/.bashrc and add:

myssh () { ssh $1 | tee sshlog ; }

Save it.

At command prompt:

myssh user@server
diff <(ssh alice cat /etc/apt/sources.list) <(ssh bob cat /etc/apt/sources.list)
ssh -vN hostname 2>&1 | grep "remote software version"
2009-03-31 18:28:41
User: sud0er
Functions: grep hostname ssh
Tags: ssh

I used this to confirm an upgrade to an SSH daemon was successful

[[ $(COLUMNS=200 ps faux | awk '/grep/ {next} /ssh -N -R 4444/ {i++} END {print i}') ]] || nohup ssh -N -R 4444:localhost:22 user@relay &
2009-03-31 09:39:59
User: j0rn
Functions: awk nohup ps ssh
Tags: ssh cronjob

I find it ugly & sexy at the same time isn't it ?

ssh -NL 2000:remotehost:22 remotehost
ssh -fX <user>@<host> <program>
2009-03-10 15:02:35
User: prayer
Functions: ssh
Tags: ssh
ssh -X example.org xeyes

The SSH server configuration requires:

X11Forwarding yes # this is default in Debian

And it's convenient too:

Compression delayed

stty -echo; ssh -t HOSTNAME "sudo some_command"; stty echo
2009-03-04 19:44:36
User: jmcantrell
Functions: ssh stty
Tags: ssh sudo

The ssh command alone will execute the sudo command remotely, but the password will be visible in the terminal as you type it. The two stty commands disable the terminal from echoing the password back to you, which makes the remote sudo act as it does locally.