Action - Execute SSH Command (Experimental)

The action Execute SSH Command connects to an SSH server and executes a command.

Note: It can not be guaranteed that this action is compatible with all SSH servers.

 

Examples:
  • execute a command on a NAS every evening
  • show the free memory of the server on a widget
Settings
Server/Port
The IP or name of the SSH server to connect to. Variables are supported.
Validate host key
Whether the host key should be checked or not. Skipping the host key check reduces the security of SSH.
Username
Authentication type
Whether to use password authentication or public key authentication. Keyboard interactive authentication is not supported.
Password
The password.
Private key file
The path to the private key file (OpenSSH format). You may need to convert the key to another format when the key does not work in Automagic. Variables are supported.
Public key file
The path to the public key file (OpenSSH format). You may need to convert the key to another format when the key does not work in Automagic. Variables are supported.
Passphrase
The passphrase of the key or empty when no passphrase is used.
Test connection/Update host key
Tries to establish a connection to the specified server using the given credentials. Variables are not replaced.
Command
The command to execute. Variables are supported.
Feed input file
Whether to feed an input file to the executed command (like cat file | ssh user@server command)
Input file
The file to feed to the command. Variables are supported.
Timeout
The overall timeout (connect and execute).
Store stdout in a variable or file
Whether to store the output of the command in a variable (max. 1MB, text). Binary output should always be stored in a file.
Variable to store the standard output
The output written by the command to the standard output is stored in the variable defined in this field.
File to store the standard output
The path to the file to store the output of the command. Variables are supported.
Variable to store the error output
The output written by the command to the error output is stored in the variable defined in this field.
Variable to store the exit code
The exit code of the command is stored in the variable defined in this field.
A variable is a container for a value that can be used in many actions and conditions to dynamically define a part of a text.
See action Script for a description.

Supplied Variables
stdout
the standard output of the command
stderr
the standard error output of the command
exit_code
the exit code of the command