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Old 09-24-2015
Sudo ssh with command running in background

I am trying to run a command. This is one of my attempts:

for i in fileservera; do ssh -t $i 'sudo ls /';done

This works, and I see the directories. However, what I want to do now is start a process on the remote server such as
/usr/bin/connectproc -standalone

sudo /usr/bin/connectproc -standalone

works fine on the remote server once I log in and run it. It even stays running when I logout.

But I can't get it to run when I use the sudo command with ssh. I've tried to use the following:

for i in fileservera; do ssh -t $i 'sudo/usr/bin/connectproc -standalone';done


for i in fileservera; do ssh -t $i 'sudo/usr/bin/connectproc -standalone &';done

it does not output anything, it appears to login to the remote server but I never see the command running. What would be the best way to get this command to run with the very simple script above?

This is my latest attempt:

for i in fileservera; do ssh -t $i 'nohup sudo /usr/bin/connectproc -standalone';done

This works, but as soon as I control -C (it gets stuck) the process dies on fileservera

Anyone have any idea?

I now tried to enclose with
for i in fileservera; do ssh -t $i '$(nohup sudo /usr/bin/connectproc -standalone &)';done

this works but it disconnects me at the end and the process dies in 30 seconds and does not keep alive

Also I have about 100 hosts with different Solaris/Linux so it is hard for me to use screen

Last edited by newbie2010; 09-24-2015 at 05:55 PM..

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