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RSH(1)			  BSD General Commands Manual			RSH(1)

NAME
     rsh -- remote shell

SYNOPSIS
     rsh [-46dn] [-l username] [-p port] host [command]
     rsh [-46dn] [-p port] username@host [command]

DESCRIPTION
     rsh executes command on host.

     rsh copies	its standard input to the remote command, the standard output
     of	the remote command to its standard output, and the standard error of
     the remote	command	to its standard	error.	Interrupt, quit	and terminate
     signals are propagated to the remote command; rsh normally	terminates
     when the remote command does.  The	options	are as follows:

     -4		   Use IPv4 addresses only.

     -6		   Use IPv6 addresses only.

     -d		   The -d option turns on socket debugging (using
		   setsockopt(2)) on the TCP sockets used for communication
		   with	the remote host.

     -l	username   By default, the remote username is the same as the local
		   username.  The -l option or the username@host format	allow
		   the remote name to be specified.

     -n		   The -n option redirects input from the special device
		   /dev/null (see the BUGS section of this manual page).

     -p	port	   Uses	the given port instead of the one assigned to the ser-
		   vice	"shell".  May be given either as symbolic name or as
		   number.  If no command is given, note that rlogin(1)	is
		   started, which may need a different daemon (rlogind(8) in-
		   stead of rshd(8)) running on	the server; you	want to	pass
		   the rshd(8) port number in that case.

     If	no command is specified, you will be logged in on the remote host us-
     ing rlogin(1).

     Shell metacharacters which	are not	quoted are interpreted on local	ma-
     chine, while quoted metacharacters	are interpreted	on the remote machine.
     For example, the command

	   rsh otherhost cat remotefile	>> localfile

     appends the remote	file remotefile	to the local file localfile, while

	   rsh otherhost cat remotefile	">>" other_remotefile

     appends remotefile	to other_remotefile.

FILES
     /etc/hosts

SEE ALSO
     rcmd(1), rlogin(1), rcmd(3), hosts.equiv(5), rhosts(5), environ(7)

HISTORY
     The rsh command appeared in 4.2BSD.

BUGS
     If	you are	using csh(1) and put a rsh in the background without redirect-
     ing its input away	from the terminal, it will block even if no reads are
     posted by the remote command.  If no input	is desired you should redirect
     the input of rsh to /dev/null using the -n	option.

     You cannot	run an interactive command (like rogue(6) or vi(1)) using rsh;
     use rlogin(1) instead.

     Stop signals stop the local rsh process only; this	is arguably wrong, but
     currently hard to fix for reasons too complicated to explain here.

BSD				 March 9, 2005				   BSD

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