Learn from an experimental physicist

Aug 31, 2016 learning SSH

ssh -T usr@host <<'CMDS'
for pid in `ps aux | grep badThings | awk '{print $2}'`
  kill -9 $pid

NOTE The single quotes around the first CMDS prevent the shell to expand variables before sending them to the remote machine. Without it, the dollar sign in the awk command has to be escaped to prevent expansion.

NOTE One cannot specify the remote shell used to execute the multiple line commands sent by ssh. The default shell for the user “usr” will be used.


Blogs on physics research and educational activities of Jing LIU, an assistant professor in physics at the University of South Dakota. He is an experimental physicist developing novel particle detectors for astroparticle physics and civil use.