perl -e 'system @ARGV, <STDIN>' ssh host -l user < cmd.txt

run complex remote shell cmds over ssh, without escaping quotes

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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2010-06-04 17:27:20

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