Sometimes you only want to run a simple command on another machine. For example, if you want to use ls(C) to see which programs are in the /usr/local/bin directory on the remote machine seattle, you do not need a telnet terminal session because ls is not an interactive program like the vi editor. Likewise, you do not need the kind of interactive file access ftp provides. Instead, you can use rcmd(TC) to run the ls command on the remote machine without logging in to that machine.
You can only use
if you have user or system equivalence
with the remote machine (see
and if that machine is running a UNIX operating system.
command with the name of the other machine and the
command that you want to execute remotely:
rcmd seattle ls /usr/local/bin
rcmd displays the output from the remote command on your screen:
acctinfo bugreport calendar94For examples of other ways to use the rcmd command, see the manual page for rcmd(TC).