WTF is SSHing into a server?

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You know that moment when you realize, “Uh oh, I’m in WAY over my head?”

I have a lot of those.

A few years ago, I was asked by a colleague to SSH into a server and grep for a file. At the time, this sounded like total nonsense to me – however, since this person clearly thought I SHOULD know how to do whatever this meant, I just said “You bet!” and just started googling furiously. Here’s what I needed to know in that moment. Continue reading “WTF is SSHing into a server?”