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About.com: Remote Commands

May 20, 2000, 14:01 (4 Talkback[s])

"You can execute a shell command on a remote system on which you have an account without having to telnet in or start an interactive shell of any kind. The command in question is rsh. In order for rsh to work, you must have an ~/.rhosts file on the remote machine containing the name of the machine you're calling rsh from. Once this file is present, you can execute remote commands on the system just like this:

$ rsh remote-host command"
"Note that in order for the commands above to work as shown, your account on the remote system must have the same login name as the account on the local system. If the logins differ, use the '-l' argument to specify a username."

"Using rsh or ssh can make life much easier when working intensely between two systems for short bursts of time."

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