View Full Version : Executing programs over SSH remote connection

18th March 2004, 02:38 PM
Hey fellas, im at school atm and im trying to run several instances of Lightwave 3D by logining to several computer via a remot login using terminal.
Keep in mind im a biut of a mac n00b. We are using OSX 10.2.8.

I can login to my desired computer, and then im stuck because i cannot fully access the directory structure and i do not know how to execute programs. I have been given admin rights, but my teacher doesnt know the terminal commands any more than i do!!
I've found a few basic guides on the web which have taught me the real basics, but i am stuck!

Im sure some of you fellas has some idea what im talking about!

18th March 2004, 03:45 PM
What exactly are you trying to do?

The commads should work the same as if you were logged in locally.

Edit: :P Missed the whole lightwave bit, sorry, no idea.

18th March 2004, 07:53 PM
if you have a lightwave document on each machine you can launch lightwave using the following command

&#036; open <lightwave_file>

infact this is true for any file you want to open via CLI. so if i want to open a pdf file on my desktop with Preview (instead of acrobat) i can type

&#036; open -a Preview ~/desktop/subversion_manual.pdf

This command also works for launching an application...but it dosnt launch it via the dock and stuff (try it locally and you will know what i mean)

&#036; cd /Applications/<appname>.app/Contents/MacOS/

23rd March 2004, 04:44 PM
thanks for that cogo.

argon, the point is i didnt even know the local commands :(