What is PyDSH?

PyDSH is a simple remote administration toolkit, consisting of two tools: pydsh and pydcp.

Key functions of the pydsh command :

  • Executes a command on multiple hosts in parallel.
  • Easy SSH Key management on local and remote hosts.
  • Shell commands work with SSH, RSH and Telnet.
  • Support for SU and SUDO commands.

Key functions of the pydcp command :

  • Easy file copying to and from multiple remote hosts in parallel.

Key functions of all components of the PyDSH toolkit are:

  • Easy host range declarations.
  • Improved output layout.
  • Multithreaded with adjustable limits.
  • Works with SSH Keys (now with and without passwords) and/or password based access.