What I am trying to do is to run the shell script 'ABCDE' on one machine, but use another machine to support it. ABCDE is an all-in-one ripper/encoder/tagger script for turning CD's into digital files. I have one machine which has a fast CD drive, but a slow processor, and another machine with a fast processor but a slow CD drive. I have set up SSH tunneling between the two, and also a SSH-fs, so the ripped files can be shared by both machines.
There is a configuration file in my home directory that allows me to set the path of the encoder. Here are the important lines (there are other relating to CD drive location, output format munging, etc):
OGGENCODERSYNTAX=oggenc # Specify encoder for Ogg Vorbis OGGENC=/usr/bin/oggenc # Path to Ogg Vorbis encoder OGGENCOPTS='-q 6' # Options for Ogg Vorbis OUTPUTTYPE="ogg" # Type of file to create
When I try to put some indication to the script that the path to the encoder is elsewhere, I get problems.
OGGENC=`ssh WWW.XXX.YYY.ZZZ /usr/bin/oggenc`
It runs the oggenc command before the rest of the shell script. And of course, since the oggencoder has no input at that moment, it gives an error message, and the program moves on to use a default setting from /etc/abcde.conf.
I have tried any number of combinations of " , ' ,
, \' , \ , \" , etc, but either it doesn't work at all, or it executes the oggencoder too early.
Please let me know what I'm doing wrong, or if this can even be done at all.