execute commands on another system in a Micnet network
[ - ]
[ -f file ]
[ -m ]
[ -u user ]
[ arguments ]
remote permits execution of commands across serial lines
in a Micnet network. Commands on any connected
system may be executed from the host system using remote.
A command line consisting of command and any blank-separated
arguments is executed on the remote machine.
A machine's name is located in the file /etc/systemid.
Note that wild cards are not
expanded on the remote machine, so they should not
be specified in arguments.
The optional -m
switch causes mail to be sent to the user telling
whether the command is successful.
The available options follow:
can be used successfully, a network of systems must be set up
and the proper daemons initialized using
Also, entries for the command to be executed using
remote must be added to the /etc/default/micnet
files on each remote machine.
A dash signifies that standard input is used as the standard input for
command on the remote machine. Standard input comes
from the local host and not from the remote machine.
Use the specified file as the standard input for command
on the remote machine. The file
exists on the local host and not on the remote machine.
Mails the user to report completion of the command.
By default, mail reports only errors.
Any mail goes to the named user on machine. The default
machine is the machine on which an error was detected, or on which the
remote command was completed.
The mail will be redirected to the appropriate
mailbox(es), if an alias for user
exists in the system alias files on that machine.
Since system alias files are usually
identical throughout the network, any specified machine
will most likely be overridden by the aliasing
mechanism. To prevent aliasing, user
must be escaped with at least two
characters (at least four if given as a shell
The following command executes an ls command on the directory
/tmp of the machine machine1:
remote machine1 ls /tmp
The mail command uses the equivalent of remote to send
mail between machines.
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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003