Randy Ramsdell rramsdell at
Mon Feb 11 15:45:44 UTC 2008

Paul Ward wrote:
> Hi Peeps,
> Does anyone know if it is possible to use rsync to back up an ftp site
> that uses a password.
> I am aware of rsync://[USER@]HOST[:PORT]/SRC [DEST] but how do I
> handle the password?
> If this is not possible does it mean I have to use sftp?
> Thanks in advance
I would use a "HEREDOC" in a bash script or you can use Expect which has 
a "macro mode" which will create record what you type during a normal 
login session then output to the script.

Randy Ramsdell
Unix System Administrator

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