[CentOS] Can expect do this?

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Tue Nov 11 09:49:05 UTC 2008

Fajar Priyanto wrote:
> 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 :(

you really should convince whomever has made that boneheaded decision 
that its a lot MORE secure than requiring you to put the password in 
plaintext scripts

> 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

dunno, never tried.   seems to have a nice long man page with lots of 

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