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SFTP Batchmode

Posted on 2012-09-16
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Last Modified: 2012-11-06
How setup an sftp batch job but don't have private/public keys in place for passwordless authentication? Dont want to use expect.  My vendor isn't using public and private keys? They have send me username and password to connect.
Question by:lsbrown1
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arober11 earned 2000 total points
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Have you considered using rsync e.g.

rsync -uav --password-file=$HOME/secret_passwd_file /local/directory/ someUser@remote.host.org:/remote/directory

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Where: $HOME/secret_passwd_file contains just the password

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Im looking for something more like the following:
sftp -o "batchmode no" -b sftp.batch username@servername
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arober11 earned 2000 total points
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If you don't want to use expect or rsync, then you'll need to write your own pseudo  SFTP client e.g


Alternatively manually establish an SFTP session, enter the password and transfer commands.

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