help with text-append over SSH ? - dd: unknown operand >>

Svein Halvor Halvorsen svein.h at
Sat Oct 13 03:10:26 PDT 2007

>>>> I want to append the contents of a local text file
>>> to the contents of
>>>> a remote text file, over SSH.


Andrew Pantyukhin wrote:
> cat file1 | ssh user at host "dd -of file2"

That will replace the contents of file2, not append it. Also it
should be "dd of=file1". However, you can use "seek=n" to append,
like this:

cat file1 | ssh remote "dd of=file2 seek=n"

... where n is the length of file2

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