If you want to grep (search) through a log file while you’re ssh’d in
to a server and then get that output to yourself on your workstation. I
usually do “grep … > ~/file.txt” and then scp it over.
But you can also do:
ssh remotehost -l remoteuser “grep regexpr logfile” > localfilename
Or if you are already on the remote but want the file to end up locally:
grep … | ssh localhost cat \>file.txt
~ from the gang at Milwaukee LUG