I'd like to basically pipe a
wget command to a file on a remote server over SSH. How can I do this? I know I could simply
ssh into the server and have it download the file, but I'd much rather use the local machine to download it and send it.
So you are logged into a machine
myclient and have
ssh access to another machine
myserver. You want to download a file over HTTP from a remove server
myclient but the data needs to be saved on
myserver. This should do it:
wget -O - http://www.example.com/whatever | ssh myserver 'cat >/path/to/remote/destination'
Alternatively, you could mount the
myserver's filesystem over SSH with sshfs. This may be too much hassle for a one-off need, but convenient if you do this sort of thing often.
mkdir ~/myserver sshfs myserver:/ ~/myserver wget -O ~/myserver/path/to/remote/destination http://www.example.com/whatever