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clush - execute shell commands on a cluster
clush -a | -g group | -w nodes [OPTIONS] clush -a | -g group | -w nodes [OPTIONS] command clush -a | -g group | -w nodes [OPTIONS] --copy file | dir [ file | dir ...] [ --dest dest_path ] clush -a | -g group | -w nodes [OPTIONS] --rcopy file | dir [ file | dir ...] [ --dest dest_path ]
clush is a program for executing commands in parallel on a cluster and for gathering their results. clush executes commands interactively or can be used within shell scripts and other applications. It is a partial front-end to the ClusterShell library that ensures a light, unified and robust command execution framework. clush currently makes use of the Ssh worker of ClusterShell that only requires ssh(1) (OpenSSH SSH client).
clush can be started non-interactively to run a shell command, or can be invoked as an interactive shell. To start a clush interactive session, invoke the clush command without providing command. Non-interactive mode When clush is started non-interactively, the command is executed on the specified remote hosts in parallel. If option -b or --dshbak is specified, clush waits for command completion and then displays gathered output results. The -w option allows you to specify remote hosts by using ClusterShell NodeSet syntax, including the node groups @group special syntax and the Extended Patterns syntax to benefits from NodeSet basic arithmetics (like @Agroup\&@Bgroup). See EXTENDED PATTERNS in nodeset(1) and also groups.conf(5) for more information. Unless option --nostdin is specified, clush detects when its standard input is connected to a terminal (as determined by isatty(3)). If actually connected to a terminal, clush listens to standard input when commands are running, waiting for an Enter key press. Doing so will display the status of current nodes. If standard input is not connected to a terminal, and unless option --nostdin is specified, clush binds the standard input of the remote commands to its own standard input, allowing scripting methods like: # echo foo | clush -w node[40-42] -b cat --------------- node[40-42] --------------- foo Please see some other great examples in the EXAMPLES section below. Interactive session If a command is not specified, and its standard input is connected to a terminal, clush runs interactively. In this mode, clush uses the GNU readline library to read command lines. Readline provides commands for searching through the command history for lines containing a specified string. For instance, type Control-R to search in the history for the next entry matching the search string typed so far. clush also recognizes special single-character prefixes that allows the user to see and modify the current nodeset (the nodes where the commands are executed). Single-character interactive commands are: clush> ? show current nodeset clush> =<NODESET> set current nodeset clush> +<NODESET> add nodes to current nodeset clush> -<NODESET> remove nodes from current nodeset clush> !COMMAND execute COMMAND on the local system clush> = toggle the output format (gathered or standard mode) To leave an interactive session, type quit or Control-D. File copying mode ( --copy ) When clush is started with the -c or --copy option, it attempts to copy specified file and/or dir to the provided target cluster nodes. If the --dest option is specified, it will put the copied files there. Reverse file copying mode ( --rcopy ) When clush is started with the --rcopy option, it attempts to retrieve specified file and/or dir from provided cluster nodes. If the --dest option is specified, it must be a directory path where the files will be stored with their hostname appended. If the destination path is not specified, it will take the first file or dir basename directory as the local destination.
--version show clush version number and exit -s GROUPSOURCE, --groupsource=GROUPSOURCE optional groups.conf(5) group source to use --nostdin do not watch for possible input from stdin Selecting target nodes: -w NODES nodes where to run the command -x EXCLUDE exclude nodes from the node list -a, --all run command on all nodes -g GROUP, --group=GROUP run command on a group of nodes -X EXGROUP exclude nodes from this group Output behaviour: -q, --quiet be quiet, print essential output only -v, --verbose be verbose, print informative messages -d, --debug output more messages for debugging purpose -G, --groupbase do not display group source prefix -L disable header block and order output by nodes; additionally, when used in conjunction with -b/-B, it will enable "life gathering" of results by line mode, such as the next line is displayed as soon as possible (eg. when all nodes have sent the line) -N disable labeling of command line -b, --dshbak display gathered results in a dshbak-like way -B like -b but including standard error -r, --regroup fold nodeset using node groups -S return the largest of command return codes --color=WHENCOLOR whether to use ANSI colors to surround node or nodeset prefix/header with escape sequences to display them in color on the terminal. WHENCOLOR is never, always or auto (which use color if standard output/error refer to a terminal). Colors are set to [34m (blue foreground text) for stdout and [31m (red foreground text) for stderr, and cannot be modified. File copying: -c, --copy copy local file or directory to remote nodes --rcopy copy file or directory from remote nodes --dest=DEST_PATH destination file or directory on the nodes (optional: use the first source directory path when not specified) -p preserve modification times and modes Ssh options: -f FANOUT, --fanout=FANOUT use a specified fanout -l USER, --user=USER execute remote command as user -o OPTIONS, --options=OPTIONS can be used to give ssh options, eg. -o "-oPort=2022" -t CONNECT_TIMEOUT, --connect_timeout=CONNECT_TIMEOUT limit time to connect to a node -u COMMAND_TIMEOUT, --command_timeout=COMMAND_TIMEOUT limit time for command to run on the node For a short explanation of these options, see -h, --help.
By default, an exit status of zero indicates success of the clush command but gives no information about the remote commands exit status. However, when the -S option is specified, the exit status of clush is the largest value of the remote commands return codes. For failed remote commands whose exit status is non-zero, and unless the combination of options -qS is specified, clush displays messages similar to: clush: node[40-42]: exited with exit code 1
# clush -w node[3-5,62] uname -r Run command uname -r on nodes: node3, node4, node5 and node62 # clush -w node[3-5,62] -b uname -r Run command uname -r on nodes[3-5,62] and display gathered output results (dshbak-like). # ssh node32 find /etc/yum.repos.d -type f | clush -w node[40-42] -b xargs ls -l Search some files on node32 in /etc/yum.repos.d and use clush to list the matching ones on node[40-42], and use -b to display gathered results. All/NodeGroups examples # clush -a uname -r Run command uname -r on all cluster nodes, see clush.conf(5) to setup all cluster nodes (nodes_all: field). # clush -a -x node[5,7] uname -r Run command uname -r on all cluster nodes except on nodes node5 and node7. # clush -g oss modprobe lustre Run command modprobe lustre on nodes from node group named oss, see clush.conf(5) to setup node groups (nodes_group: field). Copy files # clush -w node[3-5,62] --copy /etc/motd Copy local file /etc/motd to remote nodes node[3-5,62]. # clush -w node[3-5,62] --copy /etc/motd --dest /tmp/motd2 Copy local file /etc/motd to remote nodes node[3-5,62] at path /tmp/motd2. # clush -w node[3-5,62] -c /usr/share/doc/clustershell Recursively copy local directory /usr/share/doc/clustershell to the same path on remote nodes node[3-5,62]. # clush -w node[3-5,62] --rcopy /etc/motd --dest /tmp Copy /etc/motd from remote nodes node[3-5,62] to local /tmp directory, each file having their remote hostname appended, eg. /tmp/motd.node3.
/etc/clustershell/clush.conf System-wide clush configuration file. ~/.clush.conf This is the per-user clush configuration file. ~/.clush_history File in which interactive clush command history is saved.
clubak(1), nodeset(1), readline(3), clush.conf(5), groups.conf(5).
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