password problem with rsync

Wayne Davison wayned at
Wed Oct 1 02:02:29 EST 2003

On Tue, Sep 30, 2003 at 07:20:42PM +0530, Payal Rathod wrote:
> $ rsync --password-file=pass -e ssh -av legal.txt accounts at
> accounts at's password:

Please refer to the ssh documention for how to setup ssh connections
without being prompted (rsync does not do this for you).  Hint:  look at
ssh-agent for one solution.  Note also that the --password-file option
refers to connecting to a remote rsync daemon, which is not what you're


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