ssh batch troubles

Howard Lowndes lannet at
Thu Dec 12 06:31:21 EST 2002

On Thu, 12 Dec 2002, Paul Bryan wrote:

> On Wed, 11 Dec 2002 20:37, Howard Lowndes wrote:
> > I am having problems running ssh in a batch job, specifically a cron
> > script.  I am trying to pass a command to another box using ssh.
> >
> > I have tried the -n and -o "BatchMode yes" options to ssh but the job
> > hangs just before it is due to close.
> >
> > Running the script from the command line works OK.
> >
> > Any clues?
> When you run it from the command line, is it prompting for a password? I know
> this sounds obvious, but I've been caught out like this before. I just typed
> the password automatically when running from the command line and then
> wondered why the cron job didn't work!
> Sometimes, the answer is so obvious that you just don't see it...

Unfortunately not.  It uses password-less keys.

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