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Reads bytes from channel and returns them as text.

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SSH 6.3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MBS( "SSH.ReadText"; SSH { ; length; Encoding; Stream } )   More


Parameter Description Example value
SSH The SSH session reference number from the plugin. $ssh
length Optional
Maximum number of bytes to read.
Encoding Optional
The text encoding for result.
Default is UTF-8.
Possible encoding names: ANSI, Arabic-Mac, Arabic-Win, Baltic-Win, CentralEurope-Mac, ChineseSimp-Mac, ChineseSimp-Win, ChineseTrad-Mac, ChineseTrad-Win, Cyrillic-Mac, Cyrillic-Win, EasternEurope-Win, Greek-Mac, Greek-Win, Hebrew-Mac, Hebrew-Win, ISO-8859-1, ISO-8859-2, ISO-8859-3, ISO-8859-4, ISO-8859-5, ISO-8859-6, ISO-8859-7, ISO-8859-8, ISO-8859-9, ISO-8859-15, Korean-Johab, Korean-Mac, Korean-Win, Latin1, Mac, Native, ShiftJIS-Mac, ShiftJIS-Win, Turkish-Mac, Turkish-Win, UTF-8, DOS or Windows. Pass native to use the native encoding of the current platform.
Stream Optional
Which stream to read.
Can be stdout or stderr.
Stdout is default if parameter is empty or missing.


Returns text or error message.


Reads bytes from channel and returns them as text.
The text returned may be shorter than length bytes.


Read all text:

# We read text in several chunks until no new text is coming any more:
Set Variable [$text; Value:""]
    Pause/Resume Script [Duration (seconds): ,1]
    # Read some text:
    Set Variable [$newtext; Value:MBS( "SSH.ReadText"; $ssh; 10000; "UTF8" )]
    If [MBS("iserror") = 0]
        If [Length($newText) > 0]
            Set Variable [$text; Value:$text & $newText]
        End If
        Exit Loop If [Length($newText) = 0]
    End If
End Loop
Set Field [SSH::Result; $text]

See also

Example Databases

Created 29th May 2016, last changed 27th May 2017

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