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# 1  
Old 03-20-2011
Using local variable on a remote machine

Hi,

I'm writing a korn shell script where the user enters a variable and I have to create a directory remotely which contains the name of that variable.

Example.

Code:
print 'Please enter variable:'
read variable
ssh user@host 'mkdir before_$variable;'

Thank you.
# 2  
Old 03-20-2011
try with double quote.
Code:
ssh user@host "mkdir before_$variable;"

# 3  
Old 03-20-2011
it does make it read local variables in the ssh command, but I still need it to use other remote variables during the session.
# 4  
Old 03-20-2011
You can escape the remote ones:

i.e.
Code:
ssh user@host "mkdir before_$variable; echo \$remote_variable"

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# 5  
Old 03-20-2011
Thank you. This worked.

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