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Linux.com: CLI Magic: OpenSSH + Bash

Jan 24, 2006, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark McGrew)

"Other system administrators have fantastic toolboxes for their work. My tools consist of two everyday programs: OpenSSH and the GNU Bourne-Again Shell (bash). No other tool, whether console-based or GUI, has been so consistently useful to me as these two programs.

"As a system administrator, I have used OpenSSH's piping abilities more times than I can remember. The typical ssh call gets me access to systems for administration with a proven identity, but ssh is capable of so much more. In combination with bash's subshell invocation, OpenSSH can distribute the heavy work, reduce trace interference on a system under test, and make other 'impossible' tasks possible. I've even used it to make Microsoft Windows remote administration easier..."

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