I have a system that I can only log in to under my username (myuser), but I need to run commands as other user (scriptuser). So far, I have come up with the following to run the commands I need:
ssh -tq myuser@hostname "sudo -u scriptuser bash -c \"ls -al\""
If however, when I try to run a more complex command, such as
[[ -d "/tmp/Some directory" ]] && rm -rf "/tmp/Some directory" I quickly get into trouble with quoting. I'm not sure how I could pass this example complex command to
bash -c, when
\" already delimites the boundaries of the command I'm passing (and so I don't know how to quote /tmp/Some directory, which includes a spaces.
Is there a general solution allowing me to pass any command no matter how complex/crazy the quoting is, or is this some sort of limitation I have reached? Are there other possible and perhaps more readable solutions?