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Using PSFTP.exe from Cygwin

Posted on 2011-02-22
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Greetings,
I would like to use a .sh in Cygwin to call the putty.exe distribution of psftp.exe application.  I need to use the command line option and would like guidance on the how to create a bash with the below args:
psftp.exe [user@host -batch] -pw [pass] -b [text file]
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First, two points:
- Because you're using Cygwin, it would be best to use sftp from the openssh package.
- If at all possible, don't put passwords in scripts.  It's better to configure non-interactive ssh authentication, for example by adding the client system's public ID to the authorized_keys file on the server.  A pretty good intro is at http://kimmo.suominen.com/docs/ssh/
Assuing you're using sftp and non-interactive authentication:
#!/bin/bash
sftp user@host:[path] -b [text file]

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--klodefactor
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