Logging Remote SSH command (cannot log a java output)

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Old 08-04-2010
Logging Remote SSH command (cannot log a java output)

Hi all

I'm creating a script that runs a few commands on some boxes and everything can be logged EXCEPT the java -version command, there doesn't seem to be any output...

Can anyone help explain why this does not work? Do I need to do something extra to append the output from the java -version command to a file on the machine that I am running the script?


for _host in ${LIST_HOSTS}
        ${SSH_CMD} ${USER}@${_host} hostname | tee -a results.txt
        ${SSH_CMD} ${USER}@${_host} 'java -version'
        ${SSH_CMD} ${USER}@${_host} 'uname -a' |tee -a results.txt
        ${SSH_CMD} ${USER}@${_host} 'prtdiag -v | grep -i OBP' |tee -a results.txt
        echo "\n" | tee -a results.txt

Last edited by Scott; 08-04-2010 at 03:20 PM.. Reason: Code tags, please...
# 2  
Old 08-04-2010

On my system:

/Users/scott $ java -version > /dev/null
java version "1.6.0_20"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_20-b02-279-10M3065)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 16.3-b01-279, mixed mode)

This tells me that the version information is written somewhere else (actually standard error), so, try:
${SSH_CMD} ${USER}@${_host} 'java -version 2>&1' | tee -a results.txt

Last edited by Scott; 08-04-2010 at 03:34 PM..
# 3  
Old 08-04-2010
That is VERY interesting!

And it worked! Thank you Smilie

Does anyone know why that the java output would be considered STDER (my wild guess is that the programmers who worked on java had the output go to SDTERR? )
# 4  
Old 08-04-2010
Originally Posted by Keepcase
(my wild guess is that the programmers who worked on java had the output go to SDTERR? )
The words "head", "the", "on", "nail" and "hit" spring to mind!

But it doesn't really surprise me that they did it differently, although I'm sure they had their reasons Smilie
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