Network Shell commands

The Network Shell (NSH) commands are file manipulation utilities designed to look and feel like their UNIX counterparts. The difference is that the NSH commands are able to access and manipulate both local and remote files without using NFS/RFS or the .rhost remote authentication mechanisms.

Using the NSH commands, you can manage your network of UNIX and Windows computers as one large host. You can perform system administrative functions on multiple remote hosts from a single computer. Instead of having to rlogin or telnet to a host to see what is going is on, or to make a quick change, you can just use the NSH commands to access files on local and remote hosts directly from the command line.

You can use the NSH commands to write new scripts, or modify existing scripts and make them distributed.

To view summarized descriptions of commands and utilities, see the alphabetized table in Summarized descriptions of Network Shell commands.

For a list of updates introduced in NSH commands in recent versions of BMC Server Automation, see Changes in Network Shell commands in recent versions.

See the NSH cheat sheet for examples of frequently used NSH commands and script elements that can help you get started with writing NSH scripts.

To view a complete description of a command or utility, see the man page. To display a man page while using NSH, enter man <command>, such as man nsh.

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