1 RSHSends a command to a remote host for execution, including a command that invokes a remote shell script or remote command procedure. Any command recognized by the remote host is valid. When using the RSH command, consider the following: o If you omit a command for remote execution, RSH initiates a remote login session (see the RLOGIN command). o If you specify the /PASSWORD qualifier, with or without a value, RSH executes the REXEC facility. DCL-Style Format RSH host [/EIGHTBIT ] [ remote_command ] [ /ESCAPE_CHARACTER=character ] [ /LOG_FILE=file ] [ /[NO]LOWERCASE ] [ /PASSWORD[=password] ] [ /[NO]SYSERROR ] [ /TERMINAL_SPEED=n ] [ /TERMINAL_TYPE=type ] [ /[NO]TRUNCATE_USER_NAME ] [ /USER_NAME=remote_user_name ] UNIX Style Format rsh host [ -l remote_user_name ] [ remote_command ] This format is valid only on UNIX systems. 2 Parameters host Required. Remote host at which you want the command to execute. remote_command Optional. Default: none. Command you are sending to the remote host for execution. NOTE The remote_command must be the last item on the command line. 2 Qualifiers /EIGHTBIT Optional. Default: only 7-bit data is sent. Accepts 8-bit data from the terminal and sends it to the remote system. /ESCAPE_CHARACTER /ESCAPE_CHARACTER=character Optional. Default: ~ (tilde). New RLOGIN escape character. This character lets you exit the RLOGIN process without typing the remote host's typical logout sequence, for example, LOGOUT or Ctrl/D. Typing the escape character and a period (.) breaks the connection with the remote host, for example: remote> ~. (characters not echoed) %RSH-S-LCLCLOSED, Local connection closed local_vms> /LOG_FILE /LOG_FILE=file Optional. Default: no logging. Logs a copy of the output to the specified file. Output continues to be directed to SYS$OUTPUT while it is being recorded in the log file. Not valid with /SYSERROR. /LOWERCASE /LOWERCASE /NOLOWERCASE Optional. Default: /LOWERCASE. Sends your local user name to the remote host in lowercase. To send your user name in uppercase, use either of the following ways: o Specify /NOLOWERCASE. o Enclose the user name in quotation marks ( " " ). (See /USER_ NAME.) To send your user name in mixed case, enclose it in quotation marks ( " " ). /PASSWORD /PASSWORD[=password] Optional. Your password on the remote host. Invokes the local REXEC facility that directs your RSH command to the REXEC server on the remote host. This server does authentication checking using the user name and password that you specified on the RSH command line. o Enclose the password in quotation marks ( " " ) if it is lowercase or mixed case. o If you omit password, RSH (REXEC) prompts you for one. o Do not use this qualifier if you want to initiate an RLOGIN session. Directs diagnostics to SYS$ERROR and output to SYS$OUTPUT. When SYS$ERROR and SYS$OUTPUT both output to the same terminal, the output might be garbled. /NOSYSERROR directs output only to SYS$OUTPUT. /TERMINAL_SPEED /TERMINAL_SPEED=n Optional. Default: your terminal's current speed. Terminal speed passed to the remote host during an RLOGIN session. /TERMINAL_TYPE /TERMINAL_TYPE=type Optional. Default: your terminal's current type. Terminal type passed to the remote host during an RLOGIN session. /TRUNCATE_USER_NAME /TRUNCATE_USER_NAME /NOTRUNCATE_USER_NAME Optional. Default: /NOTRUNCATE_USER_NAME. Abbreviates the user name sent to the remote host to eight characters (required for older UNIX hosts, which limit user names to eight characters). /USER_NAME /USER_NAME=remote_user_name -l remote_user_name (UNIX style, valid only on UNIX systems) Optional. Default: same name on local host, but in lowercase. Your user name on the remote host. Specify this qualifier if your user names on the remote host and local host are different. To send your user name in uppercase, use either of the following ways: o Specify /NOLOWERCASE. o Enclose the user name in quotation marks ( " " ). To send your user name in mixed case, enclose it in quotation marks ( " " ). 2 Examples 1.$ RSH HENCE MAN CP cp(1) Name cp - copy file data Syntax cp [ -f ] [ -i ] [ -p ] file1 file2 . . . See Also cat(1), pr(1), mv(1) $ A user sends the man cp command to UNIX host hence for execution. 2.$ RSH /USER_NAME=ROGERS DELPHI LS OpenVMS user PHILIPS enters the ls command for execution at remote UNIX host delphi. PHILIPS is accessing an account called rogers. 3.$ RSH /PASSWORD=BLOOMER AVOC8N DIRECTORY OpenVMS user PANTO sends the DIRECTORY command to remote OpenVMS host AVOC8N. The remote directory listing is of PANTO's home directory. RSH /PASSWORD invokes REXEC, which authenticates PANTO's remote password. 4.$ RSH /PASSWORD MAGIC CAT BUZZ.TXT REXEC password: (password not echoed)<Return> A user sends the cat command to host magic. /PASSWORD invokes REXEC, which requires a password. Because the password was omitted from the command line, REXEC prompts the user for it.