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I need to run a script from an AIX server that logs into a Win 2003 server and runs a windows batch script.

I tried testing this via command line (still need to work out the ssh key so i don't need pw, but thats ok for now) When I run the below command and login, its removing the \ from the runline and not finding the script i am trying to run.

example:
ssh user@10.10.1.1 "C:\scripts\winbat.bat"
C:scriptswinbat.bat: not found

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by:jamison_fox
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Actually, I figured this out., I needed to reverse the slash, and make them double. This did the trick.

ex: ssh user@10.10.1.1 "C://scripts//winbat.bat"
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woolmilkporc earned 500 total points
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Hi,
you will have to double-escape the backslashes,
so use:

ssh user@10.10.1.1 "C:\\\scripts\\\winbat.bat"

or use strong quotes with single escapes:

ssh user@10.10.1.1 'C:\\scripts\\winbat.bat'

The backslashes have special meanings and must be protected from being processed by the shells.

It might be that with Windows as a target system single escapes (\\) might be sufficient. Try it!

wmp


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by:woolmilkporc
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OK, too late ...
Glad you found it!

Seems that with Windows the slashes have only to be protected from the sending shell. The target 'cmd' window will obviously not try to process them.

wmp

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