Remote execution

Remote Execution, has various uses, including multitasking, distributed computation, remote access, and remote file access.

See Also

A popular program for automating interactive serial interfaces.
remote interpreter
Enumerates implementations of remote Tcl interpreters.
Remote exec with tcom and WMI


The original remote execution schemes were telnet and rsh, but there is no reason at all for using either of those if you can possibly use ssh instead.

One common approach is to drive ssh as a subprocess, often with the help of Expect.