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Old 07-20-2006
Viewing files of another unix server (in a folder)

I think that's what I'm trying to do. This is the problem:

I log onto my comp, Comp1. Then, from the terminal, since my web server is on another comp, I type: xrlogin Comp2, so I log on to that computer. I then navigate to my directory by typing: cd /domain/myDir, so I am in my directory, on the terminal. I can list the files with the standard ls command and such, but what I want to know is: is there a way I can view the files in a folder, similar to the file manager? I don't just want to see a list of the files, I want to be able to see the actual files in a file manager type format. Is this possible?

Thanks in advance.
# 2  
Old 07-20-2006
You can create an NFS mounted remote disk from Comp2 to Comp1. try man nfsd or man biod. IF this is part of startup on both machines, the remote filesystem will always be there on Comp1, barring problems.

You can also try
Code:
remsh Comp2 "ls /home/myfolder"

# 3  
Old 07-20-2006
man biod came up with nothing. man nfds worked, but I don't really know what it is talking about. As for remsh, I don't get that either. I'm completely new to Unix. DO you think perhaps you could explain these commands to me?

I should have mentioned this earlier, but I do not have physical access to Comp2. I can log on remotely, but I can't get to the actual computer.
# 4  
Old 07-20-2006
nfsd is something the guy who owns and runs Comp2 has to do, not you.
The whole NFS thing is a sysadmin job. Without NFS you will not be able to see the remote folder in the "file manager" window.

Actually based on your description, I'd say that without somebody local and knowledgeable who can help, you're going to have to learn a lot before you can implement anything really useful.

remsh is like rlogin, but it accepts just one command. It's possible you have rexec.
Sounds like you have Linux, so try info rexec.

The which command will show you what is on your system - for example suppose you want to see if remsh is available:
Code:
which remsh

If it comes back with a filename maybe like "/usr/bin/remsh" you know it's on your box.
Otherwise it will complain.
 

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