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remote command execution with ssh

Executing a command that wants to write to the remote screen can fail if ssh invocation does not include the -t parameter.

# for h in `cat HoststoFix`
    ssh -t $h 'cat /etc/security/ldap/ldap.cfg | \
    grep oldserver && \
    vi +%s/oldeserver/newserver/g +wq /etc/security/ldap/ldap.cfg'

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  1. Ramon says

    Hi. Why you use vi to do that edits? sed was born because of that type of tasks

  2. MarkD:-) says

    Because some older versions of AIX do not allow SED to do that……

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