passing rsyncd password in a script (no ssh) - how?

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at
Wed Jan 10 11:52:31 GMT 2007

Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
> Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
>> I want to transfer files from a Windows server running rsyncd to a 
>> local Linux machine. It has no SSH, so I can't use keys.
> (...)
>> What is the recommended way to copy files from a (password-protected) 
>> rsyncd server in a script?
> Looks like I should use:
> export RSYNC_PASSWORD=secret_pass
> before starting rsyncd. And to forget about "expect" command :)


Tomasz Chmielewski

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