Back-up on remote machine

Joost Bekkers joost at
Thu Aug 5 04:51:32 PDT 2004

On Thu, Aug 05, 2004 at 05:58:24PM +0700, Roger Merritt wrote:
> One example I found on the WWW is: tar -czf - /some/file | \
> ssh tar -xzf - -C /destination.
> That's not quite what I want, because I don't see any need to untar 
> everything at the far end, but I can't send a file without using some 
> command to ssh.

If all you need is somthing at the other end capturing the data try

... | ssh remotehost "cat - > myfile"

greetz Joost
joost at

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