The 'diligence' shell (dish) lets you execute commands on several hosts. By using expect to automate interactive remote logins via ssh, rsh or telnet, dish executes commands, sequentially or simultaneously, on all specified hosts. It is a powerful system administration tool for a group (cluster) of heterogeneous hosts allowing remote control from a single point of management. 'dish' is very flexible, and has similar functionality to IBM's dsh (distributed shell) as well as the ability to remotely execute commands which require authentication - ie in case of password change, scp inside ssh, password-protected smbfs mount, su shell, etc.
DocumentationUser manpage available in HTML format from http://gnu.mirendom.net/download.cgi/gnu/dish/dish.1.html
released on 12 October 2007
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv2orlater||Deborah Nicholson||11 December 2007|
|GPLv3orlater||Deborah Nicholson||11 December 2007|
Leaders and contributors
Resources and communication
|Required to use||tcl/tk|
|Required to use||ssh/rsh/telnet|
|Required to use||expect|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 6 January 2006.