rsync --password-file= Problem

Wayne Davison wayned at
Thu Nov 10 19:41:16 GMT 2005

On Thu, Nov 10, 2005 at 04:37:18PM +0100, Jan Verbesselt wrote:
> rsync -avzuC --delete --password-file=/cygdrive/d/test/test.txt
> /cygdrive/d/test/ user at hostadress:/home/janvb/test

The --password-file option is used for connecting with an rsync daemon,
so it has no effect on the password prompt coming from your remote-
shell.  You'll need to consult the relevant docs for your remote-shell
to see what options it has for authorizing a connection.  E.g. ssh users
can setup authorized keys as described in ssh-keygen (and perhaps use
ssh-agent and possibly keychain), but other methods are also possible.


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