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Re: [K12OSN] rsync question...

On Fri, Nov 15, 2002 at 09:48:09AM -0500, Shawn Powers wrote:
> Sadly, I've even "RTFM"... and this escapes me...
> With the command:
> rsync -a -e ssh source/ username remotemachine com:/path/to/destination/
> how on earth do I get the password to get "fed" into the command, so I 
> could set up a cron job?

You don't. Authenticate with keys instead (If you can, if
remotemachine is not under your control, the sysadmin could have
disable authentication by keys, but that would be really stupid). See
the man pages of ssh. And don't encrypt the private key, or you will
have the same problem with the passphrase as you now have with the

> Sorry for the seemingly simple question, but I want to get my backups 
> set up before the weekend, and it's Friday!!!

1. ssh-keygen (You might need to use the -t option to specify a ssh
version 2 type of key).

2. ssh-copy-id username remotemachine com

Should be it.

> Thanks in advance,
> -Shawn

You are welcome.

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