Rsync ssh script execution fails under cron?

Michael Procter mprocter at
Mon Jun 24 12:57:02 EST 2002

On Mon, Jun 24, 2002 at 03:31:58PM -0400, Jeff Hill wrote:
> My intent was to avoid the security issues of logging into a remote server 
> as root without a password or passphrase. At this stage, I'm willing to 
> fall back to trying ssh keys without a passphrase. Again, easy enough to 
> implement and launch from a script directly, but it isn't going anywhere 
> under cron.

I'm using keychain to run rsync from cron jobs with ssh keys that have a
passphrase -- it's probably what you're looking for:
Michael Procter
mprocter at

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