Plink (PuTTY Link) is a command-line connection tool similar to UNIX ssh. It is mostly used for automated operations, such as making CVS access a repository on a remote server. Citation.
1. Under Your windows machine using DOS prompt create a directory name as systools
cd\ mkdir systools cd systools
2. You need to download PLINK and put it under c:\systools
You can download it by this URL
In order to use Plink, the file plink.exe will need either to be on your PATH or in your current directory. To add the directory containing Plink to your PATH environment variable, type into the console window:
set PATH=C:\path\to\plink\directory;%PATH% or set PATH=C:\systools
This will only work for the lifetime of that particular console window.
This section describes the basics of how to use Plink for interactive logins and for automated processes.
Once you’ve got a console window to type into, you can just type plink on its own to bring up a usage message. This tells you the version of Plink you’re using, and gives you a brief summary of how to use Plink:
PuTTY Link: command-line connection utility Release 0.60 Usage: plink [options] [user@]host [command] ("host" can also be a PuTTY saved session name) Options: -V print version information and exit -pgpfp print PGP key fingerprints and exit -v show verbose messages -load sessname Load settings from saved session -ssh -telnet -rlogin -raw force use of a particular protocol -P port connect to specified port -l user connect with specified username -batch disable all interactive prompts The following options only apply to SSH connections: -pw passw login with specified password -D [listen-IP:]listen-port Dynamic SOCKS-based port forwarding -L [listen-IP:]listen-port:host:port Forward local port to remote address -R [listen-IP:]listen-port:host:port Forward remote port to local address -X -x enable / disable X11 forwarding -A -a enable / disable agent forwarding -t -T enable / disable pty allocation -1 -2 force use of particular protocol version -4 -6 force use of IPv4 or IPv6 -C enable compression -i key private key file for authentication -noagent disable use of Pageant -agent enable use of Pageant -m file read remote command(s) from file -s remote command is an SSH subsystem (SSH-2 only) -N don't start a shell/command (SSH-2 only) -nc host:port open tunnel in place of session (SSH-2 only)
Using Plink for Interactive Logins
To make a simple interactive connection to a remote server, just type plink and then the host name:
Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 server1.sample.com server1 login:
OR might give you:
The server's host key is not cached in the registry. You have no guarantee that the server is the computer you think it is. The server's rsa2 key fingerprint is: ssh-rsa 1024 b5:ec:c6:12:08:64:69:bc:f8:3b:36:18:d9:15:e1:e9 If you trust this host, enter "y" to add the key to PuTTY's cache and carry on connecting. If you want to carry on connecting just once, without adding the key to the cache, enter "n". If you do not trust this host, press Return to abandon the connection. Store key in cache? (y/n) y login as: root Using keyboard-interactive authentication. password: XXXXXX Last login: Tue Oct 30 18:14:48 2012 from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx server1:~#
Using Plink for Automated Connections
More typically Plink is used with the SSH protocol, to enable you to talk directly to a program running on the server.
To do this you have to ensure Plink is using the SSH protocol. You can do this in several ways:
Use the -ssh option.
Set up a PuTTY saved session that describes the server you are connecting to, and that also specifies the protocol as SSH.
Set the Windows environment variable PLINK_PROTOCOL to the word ssh.
>plink -ssh -pw somepassword email@example.com
Now we should create a text file for linux command.
Lets say we created the apacherestart.txt and with this details:
# # This script will restart apache # /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
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