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How can a Python script be initiated on a distant computer using SSH from within Python?

asked 2021-05-19 11:00:00 +0000

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answered 2021-06-01 07:00:00 +0000

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To initiate a Python script on a distant computer using SSH from within Python, you can use the paramiko library which allows to execute commands remotely through an SSH connection.

Here is an example code snippet:

import paramiko

ssh = paramiko.SSHClient()

# replace hostname, username and password with correct values
ssh.connect('hostname', username='username', password='password')

# replace script_path with the path to the python script on the remote computer
stdin, stdout, stderr = ssh.exec_command('python script_path')

# print the output of the script


This code will create an SSH connection to the remote computer, execute the specified Python script and print its output. Make sure to replace the placeholders with the correct values (hostname, username, password, script_path).

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