Hey guys.

Trying to get my heads around something. I'm looking to automate a process. Basically, I want to kick off/initiate a number of processes on remote boxes. I've looked at different online sites, but I'm missing something..

I can ssh into the box, trivial.
I know I can create a "screen" process, that allows me to then later access the 'screen' session to see the progress of the action. And of course I can access the screen and fire up my process.

However, (and here's where I'm not getting how to do it) - I'd like to be able to auto/programatically :

ssh into the remote box
create the screen session (with a name I define)
access the screen session, and then fire up/start my process

If I can figure out how to do all of this initially for a test, I can of course roll out the rest of my tests...

Hope this makes sense.

(if someone has a chunk of code, or pointers to any code I can look at, that would be great.)

I suspect this is really trivial.

Thanks again...