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Terminal - Commands using ssh - 303 results
ssh-copy-id host
2012-07-24 08:43:41
Functions: ssh

If the username on the remote host is the same as on the local machine you can omit the username.

echo "properly_escaped_command" | ssh [email protected] $(< /dev/fd/0)
2012-07-18 10:36:07
User: trantorvega
Functions: echo ssh

It executes commands as arguments to ssh, avoiding problematic shell expansions, without the need of writing the commands in question to a temporary file, just reading them from STDIN.

cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub | ssh [email protected] "mkdir -p ~/.ssh; cat >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys; chmod 600 ~/.ssh/authorized_keys"
2012-07-18 04:41:55
Functions: cat ssh

chmod authorized_keys so you don't get "Authentication refused: bad ownership or modes for file /home/user/.ssh/authorized_keys"

cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub | ssh [email protected] "mkdir -p ~/.ssh; cat >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys; chmod 600 ~/.ssh/authorized_keys"
2012-07-18 04:41:54
Functions: cat ssh

chmod authorized_keys so you don't get "Authentication refused: bad ownership or modes for file /home/user/.ssh/authorized_keys"

tar cvzf - /folder/ | ssh [email protected] "dd of=/dest/folder/file.tar.gz"
2012-07-13 17:54:51
User: kruspemsv
Functions: ssh tar

You can ran this also with cat for example:

tar zcvf - /folder/ | ssh [email protected] "cat > /dest/folder/file.tar.gz"

Or even run other command's:

tcpdump | ssh [email protected] "cat > /tmp/tcpdump.log"
cat .ssh/id_rsa.pub | ssh [email protected] 'cat >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys2'
2012-07-12 15:42:10
User: er0k
Functions: cat ssh

for passwordless login

ssh [email protected] "> ~/.bash_history"
2012-07-09 14:29:22
User: maxadamo
Functions: ssh

Only from a remote machine:

Only access to the server will be logged, but not the command.

The same way, you can run any command without loggin it to history.

ssh [email protected] will be registered in the history as well, and it's not usable.

rsync -avz -e ssh [email protected]:/srcpath destpath
ssh -v [email protected]
2012-06-26 16:11:35
User: ankush108
Functions: ssh
Tags: ssh debug

Sometimes it is necessary to view debug messages to troubleshoot any

SSH connection issues. pass -v (lowercase v) option to the ssh as shown

below to view the ssh debug messages.

diff <(ssh [email protected] cat /path/to/remotefile) /path/to/localfile
ssh [email protected] "ffmpeg -f x11grab -r 5 -s 1280x720 -i :0 -f avi -" | ffplay - &>/dev/null
2012-05-01 06:26:49
User: buhrietoe
Functions: ssh
Tags: ssh ffmpeg ffplay

Play with the framerate option '-r' to scale back bandwidth usage.

The '-s' option is the captured screan area, not the rescaled size. If you want to rescale add a second '-s' option after '-i :0'. Rescaling smaller will also decrease bandwidth.

ssh [email protected] "ffmpeg -f x11grab -s 1920x1080 -i :0 -r 1 -t 1 -f mjpeg -" | display
2012-05-01 04:45:15
User: buhrietoe
Functions: ssh

More stealthy ffmpeg method. The imagemagick 'import' method causes a system beep.

ssh -o UserKnownHostsFile=/dev/null -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no [email protected]
2012-04-20 01:54:04
User: dmmst19
Functions: ssh

This command will bypass checking the host key of the target server against the local known_hosts file.

When you SSH to a server whose host key does not match the one stored in your local machine's known_hosts file, you'll get a error like " WARNING: REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED!" that indicates a key mismatch. If you know the key has legitimately changed (like the server was reinstalled), a permanent solution is to remove the stored key for that server in known_hosts.

However, there are some occasions where you may not want to make the permanent change. For example, you've done some port-forwarding trickery with ssh -R or ssh -L, and are doing ssh [email protected] to connect over the port-forwarding to some other machine (not actually your localhost). Since this is usually temporary, you probably don't want to change the known_hosts file. This command is useful for those situations.

Credit: Command found at http://linuxcommando.blogspot.com/2008/10/how-to-disable-ssh-host-key-checking.html. Further discussion of how it works is there also.

Note this is a bit different than command #5307 - with that one you will still be prompted to store the unrecognized key, whereas this one won't prompt you for the key at all.

ssh [email protected] "cat /path/to/archive.tgz" | tar zxvf -
xloadimage <(ssh [email protected] DISPLAY=:0.0 import -window root png:-)
2012-03-02 23:01:44
User: brejktru
Functions: ssh

standard image viewers do not seem to be able to open a FIFO file. xloadimage was the first one i've stumbled upon that can handle this.

sshpass -p [email protected]' ssh [email protected]
2012-02-13 09:51:41
User: djyoda
Functions: ssh

You can use sshpass command to provide password for ssh based login. sshpass is a utility designed for running ssh using the mode referred to as "keyboard-interactive" password authentication, but in non-interactive mode.

ssh -f -N -R 8888:localhost:22 [email protected]
2012-02-08 20:24:38
User: 0disse0
Functions: ssh
Tags: ssh

this command from the source server and this follow in the destination server:

ssh [email protected] -p 8888

diff -y <(ssh [email protected] find /boot|sort) <(find /boot|sort)
2012-01-31 15:04:30
User: knoppix5
Functions: diff find ssh

You can compare directories on two different remote hosts as well:

diff -y <(ssh [email protected] find /boot|sort) <(ssh [email protected] find /boot|sort)

To avoid password-prompt on remote host just generate the rsa key locally and copy it to remote host:

ssh-keygen -t rsa


ssh [email protected] "mkdir .ssh"


scp .ssh/id_rsa.pub [email protected]:; .ssh/authorized_keys2
ssh [email protected] sudo tcpdump -i eth0 -w - 'port 80'| /Applications/Wireshark.app/Contents/Resources/bin/wireshark -k -i -
ssh-keygen -R $(dig +short host.domain.tld)
2012-01-19 15:08:50
User: atoponce
Functions: dig ssh ssh-keygen

Quick shortcut if you know the hostname and want to save yourself one step for looking up the IP address separately.

ssh-keygen -R <thehost>
ssh "gzip -c /tmp/backup.sql" |gunzip > backup.sql
2012-01-06 17:44:06
User: ultips
Functions: gunzip ssh

If you have servers on Wide Area Network (WAN), you may experience very long transfer rates due to limited bandwidth and latency.

To speed up you transfers you need to compress the data so you will have less to transfer.

So the solution is to use a compression tools like gzip or bzip or compress before and after the data transfer.

Using ssh "-C" option is not compatible with every ssh version (ssh2 for instance).

ssh [email protected] "rpm -qa" | xargs yum -y install
ssh [email protected] "tar -zcf - /path/to/dir" > dir.tar.gz
2011-12-16 05:48:38
User: __
Functions: ssh
Tags: ssh tar gzip

This improves on #9892 by compressing the directory on the remote machine so that the amount of data transferred over the network is much smaller. The command uses ssh(1) to get to a remote host, uses tar(1) to archive and compress a remote directory, prints the result to STDOUT, which is written to a local file. In other words, we are archiving and compressing a remote directory to our local box.

ssh [email protected] "tar -czf - /path/to/dir" > dir.tar.gz