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I've got a zipped file on server A, B, C. I want to unzip these from server Z.

The command ssh -f ip "unzip path/" is searching for the path on the server where I run the command and not on the specified IP. What am I doing wrong?

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It works on my machine... – user55325 Nov 13 '12 at 8:40
May be you should login to server Z and then ssh to A, B and C servers? – int Nov 13 '12 at 8:56
@init: the ssh is run on Z. – Mish'al Nov 13 '12 at 9:10
@user55325: could ypu post the command uv run? – Mish'al Nov 13 '12 at 9:11
I actually did ssh -f ip "tar zxf file.tar.gz" but I can't imagine that unzip would be any different. – user55325 Nov 13 '12 at 18:05

Try this:

ssh user@A "unzip path/"

If it is working, then add -f to put it in background:

ssh -f user@A "unzip path/"

ssh -f user@B "unzip path/"

ssh -f user@C "unzip path/"

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