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[ale] Syntax problem



On Wed, 2005-08-24 at 11:55 -0400, James P. Kinney III wrote:
> ssh machine "kill -9 `/sbin/pidof namd`"

would "killall" be better since he wants to kill all the namd processes?

> On Wed, 2005-08-24 at 11:29 -0400, Scott Warfield wrote:
> > you need the quotes to pass everything as an argument to ssh to be
> > executed by the remote server.  in this case, ps ax runs remotely piping
> > the output locally to grep resulting in an attempt to kill a pid that
> > may not exist at best... at worst, well, you can guess ;)
> > 
> > answer to this.... escape $.  "\$1"
> > 
> > ssh machine "ps ax|grep namd|grep -v grep| awk '{print(\$1)}'|xargs
> > kill"
> > 
> > On Wed, 2005-08-24 at 11:00 -0400, Jim Popovitch wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2005-08-24 at 10:52 -0400, Dow_Hurst wrote:
> > > > What is the proper way to get this command to work:
> > > > 
> > > > ssh machine "ps ax|grep namd|grep -v grep| awk '{print($1)}'|xargs kill"
> > > 
> > > Try this (no double quotes):
> > >  ssh machine ps ax|grep namd|grep -v grep| awk '{print($1)}'|xargs kill
> > > 
> > > 
> > > -Jim P.
> > > 
> > > 
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