Ensel Sharon <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > (FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE) > > I cannot move a file, over ssh, with wildcards: > > # ssh [EMAIL PROTECTED] mv /dir/file*.wav /dir2 > ssh: No match. > > Ok, so I quote it: > > # ssh [EMAIL PROTECTED] mv "/dir/file*.wav" /dir2 > Password: > mv: rename /dir/file*.wav to /dir2/*.wav: No such file or directory > > I even tried single quoting both paths, and just double quoting the > file*.wav > > Nothing works. > > Is it possible to move with wildcards over ssh ?
It's definately possible. Others have provided suggestions -- I've had success quoting the entire command: ssh [EMAIL PROTECTED] "mv /dir/file*.wav /dir2" ssh is odd, because you first have the local shell trying to interpret the metacharacters, then you have the remote shell trying to do it. I've had cases where I had to double escape things, for example: ssh [EMAIL PROTECTED] "echo \"cp * /backup\" >> log.txt" I wrote a whole remote control framework for a client once, and I believe I had 4 \ at one point in the script. -- Bill Moran That's why I never kiss 'em on the mouth. Jayne Cobb _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"