Shell scripts provide a great way to automate commands, processes and tasks in Linux. Often shell scripts are run on local systems. But sometimes we may need to run a shell script on another server. This is often a requirement for many system administrators that need to do data backups and system maintenance on other systems in their network. In this article, we will learn how to run shell script on another server.
How to Run Shell Script on Another Server
Here is the basic syntax to run shell script on another server.
ssh user@server-name-here /path/to/script ssh user@server-name-here /path/to/script arg1 arg2 arg3 OR ssh user@server-name-here /path/to/command ssh user@server-name-here /path/to/command arg1 arg2
For example, if you have a script /home/ubuntu/data.sh on a remote server 184.108.40.206, then here is the command to run it.
$ ssh firstname.lastname@example.org /home/ubuntu/data.sh
Please note, you need to have a remote user access to the destination server where you want to run your script. Also you may be asked for an account password before login.
Similarly, you can also run other commands on remote server. Here is an example to run date command on remote server.
$ ssh email@example.com date
In this article, we have learnt how to run shell script on another server. It is very useful for system administrators to run scripts on other systems to backup data and perform system maintenance. The key is to have execute access on remote system where you intend to run your shell script or command.
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