on - execute a command on a  remote  system,  but  with  the
     local environment


     on [-i] [-d] [-n] host command [argument] ...


     The on program is used to execute commands on  another  sys-
     tem, in an environment similar to that invoking the program.
     All environment variables are passed, and the current  work-
     ing  directory  is preserved. To preserve the working direc-
     tory, the working file system must be either already mounted
     on  the  host or be exported to it. Relative path names will
     only work if they are within the current file system;  abso-
     lute path names may cause problems.

     The standard input is connected to the standard input of the
     remote  command,  and  the  standard output and the standard
     error from the remote command are sent to the  corresponding
     files for the on command.


     -i    Interactive mode. Use remote echoing and special char-
           acter  processing.  This option is needed for programs
           that expect to be talking to a terminal. All  terminal
           modes and window size changes are propagated.

     -d    Debug mode. Print out some messages as work  is  being

     -n    No Input. This option causes the remote program to get
           EOF  when it reads from the standard input, instead of
           passing the standard input from the standard input  of
           the on program. For example, -n is necessary when run-
           ning commands in the background with job control.


     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-

    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    | Availability                | SUNWnfscu                   |


     chkey(1), rlogin(1), rsh(1), telnet(1), attributes(5)


     unknown host
           Host name not found.

     cannot connect to server
           Host down or not running the server.

     can't find
           Problem finding the working directory.

     can't locate mount point
           Problem finding current file system.

     RPC: Authentication error
           The server requires DES authentication and you  do not
           have a secret key registered with keyserv. Perhaps you
           logged in without a password.  Try  to  keylogin.   If
           that fails try to set your publickey with chkey.

     Other diagnostic  messages  may  be  passed  back  from  the


     When the working directory is remote  mounted  over  NFS,  a
     CTRL-Z hangs the window.

     Root cannot use on.

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