Feature request: fsh-like functionality

Wout Mertens wmertens at cisco.com
Fri Jul 23 19:33:44 EST 2010

On Jul 23, 2010, at 11:14 , Norbert Nemec wrote:

> On 23/07/10 09:50, Norbert Nemec wrote:
>> Hmm - based by these numbers I did some further test and am now suspecting that it is actually the login process of the bash that is eating up the time. Unfortunately, I cannot easily simplify the login scripts as a number of modules needs to be loaded. Furthermore, it is not quite clear to me which scripts are actually executed when calling 'ssh somehost "command"'. According to the documentation "command" is executed instead of a login shell. Still, the .bashrc seems to be read.
> Update: The real problem are /etc/bash.bashrc and /etc/profile -- both files are very complex and take significant time to process. I have no influence on the setup of the system. SSH does not seem to offer any way to issue a command without calling either of these two files. Am I missing something?

Try calling a command with a full path and without special shell characters, I think SSH will then execute that directly. Try tracing execs from sshd on the receiving end?

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