mkumar118 mkumar118 - 11 days ago 6
Linux Question

PSSH directly to directory

I am trying to PSSH to multiple hosts, but instead of going to the home directory, i would like to go directly into a particular directory. Can anyone help me with how to do this? I have searched quite a lot for this, but without much luck.

At the moment my code looks like this:

pssh -h hosts.txt -P -i -v -l root -o . -I < downloadpkgs.sh


where hosts.txt contains the list of hosts and I want to execute the downloadpkgs shell script.

Thanks in advance!

Answer

I found out how to do it.

pssh -h hosts.txt -P -i -v -l root -o . -x "cd /tmp; bash" -I < downloadpkgs.sh

In this way I login directly into the /tmp directory on all the remote machines.

Notice that it is important to specify bash after the cd /tmp.

Explanation: using the -x option of pssh. For more information about this flag read the manpage.

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