in reply to Re^3: back tick to do ssh
in thread back tick to do ssh

That sort of solution would be okay for toy examples and really simple cases, but as soon as you get to situations involving real work, the constraints of quoting and escaping things for shell command operations can get really hairy and unworkable. It's the proverbial road to hell, paved with good intentions.

Replies are listed 'Best First'.
Re^5: back tick to do ssh
by kirillm (Friar) on Dec 31, 2007 at 01:07 UTC

    Sure it is! ;-) Putting everything in a shell script on the remote server and running that script, rather than juggling with quotes, escapes and pipes is easier, safer and gives more predictable results...