LAN remote file read, parse, write and move by shell

Sannyasin Sivakatirswami katir at
Sat Oct 19 21:14:01 EDT 2002

I don't know much shell scripting and am currently using FTP for this 
locally, it works, but its slow.

But is has been pointed out to me that  possibly native UNIX commands 
could be run to do the same thing... this is an a MAC OSX network. 
(where the remote machines are running OSX and the work stations also 
running OSX

Can anyone put this together in a combo of shell commands and 
transcript? Note the intention is NOT to have to mount the remote 
volumes on the desktop of the processing machine, but to 'talk' to them 
directly. using UNIX stuff like "rcp"


1) read file (a) from remote machine (OSX server) on the LAN into 
variable on this machine

2) parse that file for a chunk ## each to use TRanscript for this

3) Write that chunk back out to file (b) to a different volume on the 
same or another remote machine on the LAN
4) move file (a) from one directory to another on the same machine 
where it resides.


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