Rsync ssh script execution fails under cron?

Jeff Hill jhill at
Mon Jun 24 15:25:01 EST 2002

Thank's, that's exactly what I'm looking for! -- I think.

I've gotten it installed in root (.bashrc and .bash_profile), and I've got 
it working so that whenever I open a new Xterm, I can ssh to the remote 
without getting a passphrase request, but . . . the cron script still 
hangs. From reading the keychain pages, it doesn't seem like I should be 
starting ssh-agent or ssh-add from the cron-script, but I haven't seen any 
examples to be sure.

  I'd really appreciate it if you could give me an idea what your cron 
scripts look like. I must not be too far off ;)



Jeff Hill
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At 02:43 PM 24/06/2002 -0500, Michael Procter wrote:
>On Mon, Jun 24, 2002 at 03:31:58PM -0400, Jeff Hill wrote:
>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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