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Old 07-18-2005, 02:28 PM   #1
senther
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Using BASH script to transfer a file via (s)ftp


Hi, just had a quick question, I'm no where's near competent with BASH scripting

What I basically am trying to do is automate by sftp connection. From the Command line, I sftp myname@myhost.blah, then enter my password. I can't figure out how to take a BASH variable containing my password and direct it to that waiting input.

ie:

password="mypassword"

sftp myname@myhost.blah
"SEND" $password


If anyone can help me out, that'd be great. Thanks!
 
Old 07-18-2005, 03:03 PM   #2
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does this help

http://www.users.qwest.net/~eballen1/scripting.ftp.html
 
Old 07-19-2005, 05:47 PM   #3
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depends on where you are sending it... but you need to run a cron job with all details to automate it. Would recommend using ssh instead of sftp if possible, you can gpg key exchanges and secure passwordless file transfers.

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