[CentOS] Can expect do this?

Barry Brimer lists at brimer.org
Tue Nov 11 13:03:39 UTC 2008


> Hi all,
> I'm trying to scp some files from machine1 to machine2.
> But, I'm in an environment where PubKeyAuthentication is not allowed in ssh :(
> So, I'm confused how to automate it as cronjob.
> However, I read somewhere that we can write a little bash script that
> will utilize 'expect' to answer for the ssh password prompt?
> Can we do this?
> Any examples are great help.
> Thank you.

Use autoexpect.  It will write the expect script for you.  I can't think 
of any reason why this wouldn't work.

Barry


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