[ubuntu-uk] Help needed with ssh

Paul Roach roachy at roachy.net
Mon Jul 13 23:22:27 BST 2009

Hi John,

Other useful commands could include

df (shows disk usage)
pwd (print working directory)
mkdir (makes a directory)

I also find lynx really useful for testing websites from remote
locations and for W3C compliance - just apt-get install lynx then you
should be able to use

lynx http://www.example.com

I pretty much permanently have a copy of o'reillys pocket linux
command line reference attached to me... It's a really useful book,
and you can pick up a copy on ebay for next to nothing...

You can of course also look at the man page to find out command
usages... Just type in

man command

To get an idea of how best to use a command :-)


On 13/07/2009, John Matthews <jakewc2 at sky.com> wrote:
> Hi Alan,
> Yay, that has helped immensely, I have managed to get into the server
> and can see all the files using sftp. Brilliant. Its really helped
> because I have just noticed why something isnt working.
> Amazing, agian you all have been really helpful. I hope I can ask more
> questions.
> @Sean.....I have added you to my AIM, hope that is ok.
> John.
> Alan Bell wrote:
>> Hi John,
>> ssh is a secure way of communicating with a remote server. At the most
>> basic level it is like having a terminal session on the remote computer,
>> you can use commands such as "cd" to change directory, "ls" to view the
>> contents of your current directory (same as "dir" in dos) "pwd" to print
>> your current working directory location. "nano index.html" to edit the
>> file called index.html in the current directory.
>> You can also pass other things over the secure tunnel. If you use "sftp
>> john at remote.host.com" instead of "ssh john at remote.host.com" then you get
>> a secure ftp-like session where you can put and get files to and from
>> the server. You can also do this graphically in Ubuntu by going to the
>> places menu then connect to server and select ssh from the dropdown. Put
>> in your details then you will be able to browse the remote server over
>> the ssh session and do pretty much anything on it as if it were local.
>> Alan.
>> John Matthews wrote:
>>> Hi everybody,
>>> I am so sorry to ask this, but I was wondering if somebody would be
>>> willing to give me some help with ssh and commands for running a website
>>> via a terminal.
>>> I have been trying to learn from the websites, but I am not finding it
>>> easy. If somebody could just start by showing me some basic commands, to
>>> start off with, just so I can start, I would really appreciate it.
>>> Thank you
>>> John.
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