Q: Rsync, Batch: How to avoid the "password" ask ?

bzels123 bzels123 at free.fr
Thu Jul 1 21:40:54 GMT 2004

Hi John,

assuming :
user = bart2
pwd = bart2

I'm sorry but I just tried your tip either with or without SSH, in a CMD 
windows shell:
1) echo bart2| rsync -av --delete 
bart2 at
2) echo bart2| rsync -ave ssh --delete 
bart2 at

And still got the ask of  a password :(

Did I miss something ?



John Taylor a écrit :

>On Thu, Jul 01, 2004 at 01:19:42PM -0600, Tim Conway wrote:
>>rsync -av --delete "/cygdrive/c/Doc/backup/Desktop/MesFavories.rar" 
>>This tells rsync to connect with its internal transport to the rsyncd 
>>running on (on the default port, 873), and place 
>>/cygdrive/c/Doc/backup/Desktop/MesFavories.rar in the subdirectory 
>>current/bz/favories in the module "backup_pa", i.e., 
>>/mnt/hdc1/backup/current/bz/favories.  It connects with the rsync username 
>>(no relation to any unix username - you made it point to "nobody", as does 
>>"root") bart2, using the password "bart2" from the RSYNC_PASSWORD 
>>environmental variable.  I am surprised it works using a mix of unix path 
>>declarations and dos environmental declarations.  Since you're already in 
>>cygwin, I'd just use pure sh, or if you must run it from the dos 
>>environment, i.e. a bat file, I'd specify the windows side path in dos 
>This is a nice tip about the password. I always did it this way:
>echo my_password| rsync ...
>which is different than
>echo my_password | rsync ...
>Notice the space before the pipe.  Windows sends the space as part of
>the password, and thus sends an invalid password to rsync.

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