rexec command is used to remotely execute commands under the Linux system. It allows users to execute commands on a remote system without having to log in to that system. The
rexec command is commonly used in network administration and troubleshooting.
rexec command requires the user to have an account on the remote system and the
rexecd daemon running on the remote system. The
rexec command takes the following form:
rexec [-l login_name] host_name command
login_name is the username of the user on the remote system,
host_name is the name or IP address of the remote system, and
command is the command to be executed on the remote system.
For example, to execute the
ls command on the remote system with IP address
192.168.1.100 as user
jdoe, the following command can be used:
rexec -l jdoe 192.168.1.100 ls
rexec command can also be used in scripts to automate remote commands.
The following table lists the available options for the
||Specifies the username to use when logging in to the remote system.|
Here are some tips for troubleshooting common issues with the
- Ensure that the
rexecddaemon is running on the remote system.
- Check that the user has an account on the remote system and that the login credentials are correct.
- Verify that the remote system is reachable and that there are no network connectivity issues.
rexeccommand is not secure and should be used with caution. It is recommended to use SSH for secure remote access.
rexeccommand is not available on all Linux distributions.