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How do I execute a list of Unix commands from inside a perl program

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Contributed by Anonymous Monk on Mar 28, 2000 at 00:01 UTC
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I am sending a file with a list of unix commands from client to server . On the server , how do I execute the commands?

Answer: How do I execute a list of Unix commands from inside a perl program
contributed by btrott

With extreme care.

If you must do this, look at the system and exec commands in order to actually execute the commands. Pay particular attention to the multi-argument forms of both those functions, and use them, if possible--they're more secure.

Also, read perlsec and run in taint mode (-T), and do security checks on the commands that the server receives.

Answer: How do I execute a list of Unix commands from inside a perl program
contributed by cleen

IMHO with the information provided, it would be best to have the script on one server parse out the commands then do a form of remote command via ssh or kerberized (encrypted) rsh.

open(CMDS, "file_of_commands"); while (<CMDS>) { chomp; # ssh -l username machine "$_"; }

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