Compiling and running programs over SSH involves logging into a remote machine using the SSH protocol, then using the compiler and execution commands just as you would on a local machine. The primary difference is that all operations are executed remotely.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to compile and run programs using SSH:
1. SSH into the Remote Machine
Open your terminal (or command prompt/PowerShell in Windows) and connect to the remote server using SSH:
username with your user name on the remote server and
remote_ip_address with the server’s IP address.
2. Navigate to the Source Code Directory
Once you’ve logged in, navigate to the directory containing your source code using the
3. Compile the Program
The compilation command varies depending on the programming language:
gcc source_file.c -o output_name # For C
g++ source_file.cpp -o output_name # For C++
Remember to replace
SourceFile.java with your actual file name and
output_name with your desired output name.
4. Run the Program
ClassName with the name of the class containing the
main method. Note that for Java, you don’t include the
5. Exit SSH
Once you’re done compiling and running your programs, you can exit the SSH session using:
- Use a Code Editor over SSH: Tools like
emacscan be used to edit code directly on the remote server.
- Transfer Files: If your code is on your local machine, use
rsyncto transfer it to the remote server.
- Automated Compilation: Consider using build systems or tools (like
make) to automate the compilation of complex projects.
- SSH Configurations: If you SSH into the remote server frequently, consider setting up an SSH configuration file to simplify the process.
By following these steps and using SSH, you can easily compile and run programs on remote servers, expanding your computational resources and capabilities.