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

Matt McCutchen hashproduct+rsync at
Wed Jan 10 22:35:55 GMT 2007

On 1/10/07, Wojtek.Pilorz <wpilorz at> wrote:
> secret_pass would no longer be secret on most systems;
> Consider using --password-file instead.

I doubt that environment variables are readable by others "on most
systems".  On my Linux 2.6.18 system, a process's environment
variables are only readable by its owner.  However, I prefer to use a
password file anyway.


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