Just automate it
In one of my previous articles, I already hinted that I do not particularly like stupid work. So it often happens when working with the RevPi, that you have to execute a single command on the RevPi. It is really a waste of time to manually open a console for SSH every time and do whatever you want. It is much easier if you can send a command directly remote.
The easiest way to do this is with OpenSSH. Here you can simply append a command with -t. For example, to start RevPiTestOutput from one of the previous articles, the following line is sufficient.
ssh -i revpi_connect_33093_openssh email@example.com -t netbeansprojects/RevPiTestOutput/dist/Debug/GNU-Linux/revpitestoutput
It’s a little more complicated with Putty. Putty does not seem to support to execute single commands as a parameter. Maybe it is due to the limitations of the Windows command line (speculation). Instead Putty supports executing whole scripts via file with -m. According to the official documentation, however, this should be treated with caution, as not all systems support multiline commands.
I created a text file named command.txt and inserted the same command as in the OpenSSH example
The script can be executed as follows:
putty -i revpi_connect_33093.ppk firstname.lastname@example.org -m command.txt