rsh executes command on host and copies its standard input to the remote command, the standard output of the remote command to its standard output, and the standard error of the remote command to its standard error. Interrupt, quit and terminate signals are propagated to the remote command; rsh normally terminates when the remote command does.
When using the rsh command, you can create a link to your path using a host name as the link name. For example:
# ln -s /usr/bin/rsh hostname # hostname ls
hostname will be passed to rsh as the default host.
rsh allows access to the remote host without the use of a passwd. For details, See rcmd.
The options are as follows :
If no command is specified, you will be logged in on the remote host using rlogin.
Shell metacharacters which are not quoted are interpreted on the local machine, while quoted metacharacters are interpreted on the remote machine. For example:
rsh otherhost cat remotefile >> localfile rsh otherhost cat remotefile ">> "localfile
The first command appends the remote file file remotefile to the local file localfile, while the later command appends remotefile to other_remotefile.