I'm writing a script to automate some command line commands in Python. At the moment I'm doing calls thus:
cmd = "some unix command" retcode = subprocess.call(cmd,shell=True)
However I need to run some commands on a remote machine. Manually, I would log in using ssh and then run the commands. How would I automate this in Python? I need to log in with a (known) password to the remote machine, so I can't just use
cmd = ssh user@remotehost, I'm wondering if there's a module I should be using?
I will refer you to paramiko
see this question
ssh = paramiko.SSHClient() ssh.connect(server, username=username, password=password) ssh_stdin, ssh_stdout, ssh_stderr = ssh.exec_command(cmd_to_execute)