[Pythonmac-SIG] run python script on another computer's terminal (LAN)

pedro pedrooconnell at gmail.com
Wed Aug 12 17:43:26 CEST 2009

On 2009-08-11 17:55:45 -0400, Ned Deily <nad at acm.org> said:

> In article <nad-E3D0A0.13410311082009 at news.gmane.org>,
>  Ned Deily <nad at acm.org> wrote:
>> In article
>> <50697b2c0908111235j42440662ic7cdffa611f96175 at mail.gmail.com>,
>> Chris Rebert <pythonmac at rebertia.com> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 3:25 PM, pedro<pedrooconnell at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hi, does anyone know how to send a command that is within a python
>>>> script to another computer's terminal. This is what it looks like in
>>>> Applescript.
>>>> tell application "Terminal" of machine
>>>>                                do script "ls"
>>>>                        end tell
>>> What is "eppc://"? I can't seem to find anything on it.
>> "eppc:" is the protocol-identifier for Remote Apple Events, i.e.
>> executing AppleScripts on remote machines.  (That's what that Sharing
>> system preference is for.)
>> You want to install and use appscript.  Something like this should work:
>>>>> from appscript import *
>>>>> term=app("Terminal",url="eppc://USERNAME:PASSWORD@COMPUTER2.local")
>>>>> term.do_script("ls")
>> http://appscript.sourceforge.net/py-appscript/doc/appscript-manual/07_app
>> licationobjects.html
> Sorry, something-like-this won't quite work.  Reading better and
> testing, something like this:
>>>> from appscript import *
>>>> term=app(url="eppc://USERNAME:PASSWORD@COMPUTER2.local/Terminal")
>>>> term.do_script("ls")
> has a better chance of working.

Hi Ned appscript works perfectly. Thanks for the tip. Paramiko looks 
promising once I get some linux Boxes on the farm, thanks Nicholas.

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