Assumes that you have ssh & scp installed. If on Windows see website and examples for workarounds.

gce_ssh(instance, ..., key.pub = NULL, key.private = NULL, wait = TRUE,
  capture_text = "", username = Sys.info()[["user"]])

gce_ssh_upload(instance, local, remote, username = Sys.info()[["user"]],
  key.pub = NULL, key.private = NULL, verbose = FALSE, wait = TRUE)

gce_ssh_download(instance, remote, local, username = Sys.info()[["user"]],
  key.pub = NULL, key.private = NULL, verbose = FALSE,
  overwrite = FALSE, wait = TRUE)

Arguments

instance

Name of the instance of run ssh command upon

...

Shell commands to run. Multiple commands are combined with && so that execution will halt after the first failure.

key.pub

The filepath location of the public key

key.private

The filepath location of the private key

wait

Whether then SSH output should be waited for or run it asynchronously.

capture_text

Possible values are "", to the R console (the default), NULL or FALSE (discard output), TRUE (capture the output in a character vector) or a character string naming a file.

username

The username you used to generate the key-pair

local, remote

Local and remote paths.

verbose

If TRUE, will print command before executing it.

overwrite

If TRUE, will overwrite the local file if exists.

Details

Only works connecting to linux based instances.

On Windows you will need to install an ssh command line client - see examples for an example using RStudio's built in client.

You will need to generate a new SSH key-pair if you have not connected to the instance before via say the gcloud SDK.

To customise SSH connection see gce_ssh_setup capture_text is passed to stdout and stderr of system2

Otherwise, instructions for generating SSH keys can be found here: https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/instances/connecting-to-instance.

Uploads and downloads are recursive, so if you specify a directory, everything inside the directory will also be downloaded.

See also

https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/instances/connecting-to-instance

Other ssh functions: gce_ssh_addkeys, gce_ssh_browser, gce_ssh_setup

Examples

# NOT RUN { vm <- gce_vm("my-instance") ## if you have already logged in via gcloud, the default keys will be used ## no need to run gce_ssh_addkeys ## run command on instance gce_ssh(vm, "echo foo") #> foo ## if running on Windows, use the RStudio default SSH client ## e.g. add C:\Program Files\RStudio\bin\msys-ssh-1000-18 to your PATH ## then run: vm2 <- gce_vm("my-instance2") ## add SSH info to the VM object ## custom info vm2 <- gce_ssh_setup(vm2, username = "mark", key.pub = "C://.ssh/id_rsa.pub", key.private = "C://.ssh/id_rsa") ## run command on instance gce_ssh(vm2, "echo foo") #> foo # }