It's nice to copy-paste a series of Bash commands that you find on a website. But depending on the commands, sometimes you lose a few. Maybe they get swallowed up by programs that read from standard input, or perhaps there's another explanation.
So I end up doing this sometimes:
$ bash <<EOF cmd2 ... EOF
Is there a better way? Some Bash option? An SSH option? (My setup is an Bash running on an Ubuntu server, which I'm SSH'ed to from a standard OS X terminal. Not sure how much of that is relevant.)
In response to requests for a concrete example, here's one. I pasted the following four lines into an SSH shell (from my Snow Leopard desktop) connected to a stock Ubuntu Quantal running on an OpenStack VM, in the Bash shell.
sudo apt-get install -y r-base gdebi-core sudo apt-get install -y libapparmor1 # Required only for Ubuntu, not Debian wget http://download2.rstudio.org/rstudio-server-0.97.314-amd64.deb sudo gdebi rstudio-server-0.97.314-amd64.deb
The first two commands executed (successfully), while the last two were apparently never received by the server (or at least, never processed by Bash).