DO NOT REPLY [Bug 4520] Add the ability to specify a password on the command line

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Mon Apr 16 18:18:38 GMT 2007

------- Comment #1 from hashproduct+rsync at  2007-04-16 13:18 MST -------
In bash, you can effectively provide the password in the command like this:

rsync --password-file=<(echo somepassword)

That translates into something like

rsync --password-file=/dev/fd/63 ,

where /dev/fd/63 is a pipe into which bash has loaded the text somepassword.

I think a --password option should not be added to rsync because of the easy
alternative and because actually passing the password in a command-line
argument often reveals it to other users on the system.

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