I have to do the following from within a bash script. The /VMNFS/ folder is present on linux box, from where script is run, and is mapped to the machine into which i am ssh'ing, as an NFS at /vmfs/volumes/VMNFS/. The second cd command doesn't work, neither with symbolic path name nor physical pathname. Why? and How to rectify this?
#!/bin/bash ssh -2 firstname.lastname@example.org /bin/sh <<\EOF vmfile_path=`grep / vmvar_file` datastore_path=/vmfs/volumes/VMNFS/ cd $datastore_path && echo "The present working directory is" `pwd -P` esxi_vmfile_path_sub=`pwd -P` && echo "variable value is" $esxi_vmfile_path_sub esxi_vmfile_path=`echo $vmfile_path | sed "s:/VMNFS:$esxi_vmfile_path_sub:"` cd "$esxi_vmfile_path" EOF ***Output***: The current working directory is /vmfs/volumes/65335ec4-46d12e41 variable value is /vmfs/volumes/65335ec4-46d12e41 can't cd to /vmfs/volumes/65335ec4-46d12e41/TPAE7.5/