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run complex remote shell cmds over ssh, without escaping quotes

Terminal - run complex remote shell cmds over ssh, without escaping quotes
echo "properly_escaped_command" | ssh user@host $(< /dev/fd/0)
2012-07-18 10:36:07
User: trantorvega
Functions: echo ssh
run complex remote shell cmds over ssh, without escaping quotes

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.


There are 4 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
ssh host -l user $(<cmd.txt)
2010-06-04 17:47:00
User: recursiverse
Functions: host ssh

Much simpler method. More portable version: ssh host -l user "`cat cmd.txt`"

perl -e 'system @ARGV, <STDIN>' ssh host -l user < cmd.txt
2010-06-04 17:27:20
User: recursiverse
Functions: host perl ssh

I was tired of the endless quoting, unquoting, re-quoting, and escaping characters that left me with working, but barely comprehensible shell one-liners. It can be really frustrating, especially if the local and remote shells differ and have their own escaping and quoting rules. I decided to try a different approach and ended up with this.

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