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How do I ssh into multiple hosts (e.g host1, host2, host3, etc) and cat /etc/fstab to generate report.txt?

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You can do that like that:

for i in username1@host1 username@host2; do ssh $i cat /etc/fstab >> raport.txt; done

Provided that you have ssh public key authentication set on your hosts (host1 & host2), if not you will be prompted for password for each host.

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Yes, you can ssh hostname command and redirect the output to your report.txt

The following script to get this report from all of your hosts. servername.dat contains all the host names.

 #!/bin/sh
 SERVERLIST=servername.dat
 ICMD='cat /etc/fstab'
 while read SERVERNAME
 do
    ssh -n $SERVERNAME $ICMD > $SERVERNAME_report.txt
 done < "$SERVERLIST"
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    you might want to use >> instead of > – Red Cricket Jun 20 '13 at 22:34
  • Yes, if required append – Raza Jun 20 '13 at 22:49

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