This script creates SSH connections to a list of hosts that you provide. Then you are given a command line prompt. Each shell command that you enter is sent to all the hosts. The response from each host is collected and printed. For example, you could connect to a dozen different machines and reboot them all at once.

This implements a command similar to the classic BSD "script" command. This will start a subshell and log all input and output to a file. This demonstrates the interact() method of Pexpect.

This is for cleaning up binary files improperly added to CVS. This script scans the given path to find binary files; checks with CVS to see if the sticky options are set to -kb; finally if sticky options are not -kb then uses 'cvs admin' to set the -kb option.

This demonstrates an FTP "bookmark". This connects to an ftp site; does a few ftp stuff; and then gives the user interactive control over the session. In this case the "bookmark" is to a directory on the OpenBSD ftp server. It puts you in the i386 packages directory. You can easily modify this for other sites. This demonstrates the interact() method of Pexpect.

This runs a sequence of commands on a remote host using SSH. It runs a simple system checks such as uptime and free to monitor the state of the remote host.

This will login to each given server and change the password of the given user. This demonstrates scripting logins and passwords.

This starts the python interpreter and prints the greeting message backwards. It then gives the user iteractive control of Python. It's pretty useless!

This is a wizard for mencoder. It greatly simplifies the process of ripping a DVD to Divx (mpeg4) format. It can transcode from any video file to another. It has options for resampling the audio stream; removing interlace artifacts, fitting to a target file size, etc. There are lots of options, but the process is simple and easy to use.

This lists a directory on a remote machine.

This starts an SSH tunnel to a remote machine. It monitors the connection and restarts the tunnel if it goes down.

This will run the uptime command and parse the output into variables. This demonstrates using a single regular expression to match the output of a command and capturing different variable in match groups. The grouping regular expression handles a wide variety of different uptime formats.

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