How to telnet to other unix machines and grep log files etc?

Chris Stromberger bit_bucket5 at
Thu Jul 26 01:36:34 CEST 2001

On 25 Jul 2001 17:22:12 GMT, quinn at (Quinn
Dunkan) wrote:

>On 25 Jul 2001 08:42:44 -0700, Chris <bit_bucket5 at> wrote:
>>Relative unix newbie.  Would like to write a python script to do what
>>I do manually--telnet to two different unix machines from a third unix
>>machine.  Grep through some log files, gather the grep results from
>>the different machines and spit them out.  I think I need to do
>>something with popen, or popen2, or ???  I don't know where to start. 
>>Any pointers much appreciated.
>This is a shell task:
>(ssh machine1 'grep foo /sys/log/bar';
> ssh machine2 'grep baz /sys/log/faz') >results
>Create an RSA key with no passphrase if you don't want to have to type
>passwords all the time.

I went ahead and tried this, and it works a charm!  Thanks for the
suggestion!  I read the ssh man page and was able to create the rsa
key w/o passphrase.  Thanks very much.


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