Ssh and shell through ssh : how to exit

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I'm launching a distant script through SSH like this:

ssh user@ipaddress '~/my_script.sh'

Everything is going fine but once the script is finished, the connection is not closed. I
Have to press CTRL-C to break the current connection.

I've tried the "exit" command in '~/my_script.sh' and it's useless.
I've tried the "logout" command in '~/my_script.sh' and I get a message:

logout: not login shell: use exit

Any idea how I could do to close automatically and properly the SSH once the script is done?

(Modification for clarification 🙂
Here's what's inside my script :

#!/bin/sh
path_sources_qas=/sources/QuickAddress/
path_qas_bin=/usr/bin/qas

umount_disque_qas()
{
  # Umount du disque 'qas' s'il n'avait pas été 'umount' :
  nom_disque_monte=`cat /etc/mtab | grep qas | awk '{ print $2}'`
  if [ "$nom_disque_monte" != "" ]
  then
    echo "For safety, umount : $nom_disque_monte"
    umount $nom_disque_monte
  fi

}

# Umount twice (we never know if a st***d guy mounted it twice) :
umount_disque_qas
umount_disque_qas

echo "--------------------------------"
echo "Install ISO quick address..."
nom_fichier_iso=`ls -t $path_sources_qas | awk '{if (NR==1) {print $1}}'`
echo "Mount disk $nom_fichier_iso..."
mount -o loop -t iso9660 $path_sources_qas/$nom_fichier_iso /mnt/qas
echo "Done."

# All the folders are like this :
# /usr/bin/qas/Data.old.10
# /usr/bin/qas/Data.old.11
# /usr/bin/qas/Data.old.12
# ...

echo "--------------------------------"
echo "Stopping QuickAdress server..."
cd $path_qas_bin/apps/
./wvmgmtd shutdown qaserver:2021
sleep 3
echo "Done."

# Get last number of the folder:
num_dernier_dossier_backup=`ls -Atd $path_qas_bin/Data.old* | awk '{if (NR==1) {print $1}}' | awk -F . '{print $NF}'`
# Add 1 :
let "num_dernier_dossier_backup += 1"
# Full name :
nom_dossier_backup=Data.old.$num_dernier_dossier_backup
echo "--------------------------------"
echo "Saving Data to $nom_dossier_backup..."
cd $path_qas_bin
mv Data $nom_dossier_backup
echo "Done."


echo "--------------------------------"
echo "Copying new folder Data..."
cd $path_qas_bin
cp -r /mnt/qas/Data .
echo "Done."

echo "--------------------------------"
echo "Deleting unused datas..."
cd $path_qas_bin/apps/
rm -f $path_qas_bin/Data/frxmos.dap
echo "Done."

echo "--------------------------------"
echo "Restart server..."
cd $path_qas_bin/apps/
./qaswvd &
sleep 3
echo "Done."
sleep 3

echo "--------------------------------"
echo "Check: server state: you should read 'OK':"
./wvmgmtd srvlist
echo "Done."

echo "--------------------------------"
echo "Check: active licences (only one here):"
./wvmgmtd licencelistread qaserver:2021
echo "Done."

echo "--------------------------------"
echo "Check: counters: number of addresses left:"
./wvmgmtd counterinforead qaserver:2021
echo "Done."

echo "--------------------------------"
echo "Check: Datasets avalaibles:"
./wvmgmtd datalistread current qaserver:2021
echo "Done."

echo "--------------------------------"
echo "Check: "meters" for "licence by click":"
./wvmgmtd meterslistread current qaserver:2021
echo "Done."

echo "--------------------------------"
echo "Removing virtual disk..."
umount_disque_qas
echo "Done."

echo "All done"
echo "Click 'Ctrl-C' to quit."

exit

When I launch it through SSH, it runs and at the end, I read "All done." so this means it reaches the last 2 lines.

Any idea how I could do to close automatically and pr

Best Answer

The exit in the shell script does not work because it is exiting from the script, not the shell. To exit from the shell after the script completes do

ssh user@ipaddress '~/my_script.sh && exit'

This will run the script then exit from the shell.