I'm trying to do the following but it's not quite right.
cat ~/Desktop/blah.png | ssh -t -t firstname.lastname@example.org "cat | sudo -i 'cat | /path/to/blah.png'"
I have my public ssh key in the email@example.com user's .ssh folder, so no initial password is needed. When the
sudo -i command finally starts, it prompts me for the root password, but immediately fails as if I had pressed enter but I didn't even touch the keyboard. I have a feeling maybe the
cat command is being catted into the password prompt. The output looks like this:
trusktr@LENOVO-PC ~ $ cat ~/Desktop/win-8.1-missing-lockscreen-setting.png | ssh -t -t firstname.lastname@example.org "cat | sudo -i 'cat > /srv/http/default/htdocs/~/img/win-8.1-missing-lockscreen-setting.png'" tcgetattr: Not a character device [sudo] password for root: You type like i drive. [sudo] password for root: Your mind just hasn't been the same since the electro-shock, has it? [sudo] password for root: Maybe if you used more than just two fingers... sudo: 3 incorrect password attempts Connection to 188.8.131.52 closed.
I don't have direct ssh access through the root user, only through a normal user with access to sudo using the root password.
How might I cat the image through ssh, through the non-root user, into the root location all in a single command?