Shell Script: Execute Command

Often we need to connect to a remote machine and execute a command. If that system is Unix/Linux then with a simple script this becomes very easy to create a command line script to handle this for us:

#!/usr/bin/expect -f
set user [lindex $argv 0]
set host [lindex $argv 1]
set password [lindex $argv 2]
set packets [lindex $argv 3]
 
puts "Connecting to $host as $user to install $packets"
 
spawn ssh $user@$host "$packets"
expect "password:*"
send -- "$password\r"
interact

Usage: execute_cmd <username> <hostname> <password> “<Command to execute in quotes>”

This simple script will connect to the host, using the credentials provided and execute the command.

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