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Old 01-13-2020, 08:36 AM   #1
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embed into ovpn client file

Hi, I'd like to inline embed the ca.crt's data into the client.conf file like this:

cat base.conf 
<(echo -e '<ca>') ~/client-configs/keys/ca.crt <(echo -e '</ca>') 
<(echo -e '<cert>') ~/client-configs/keys/client1.crt <(echo -e '</cert>n')
<(echo -e '<key>') ~/client-configs/keys/client1.key <(echo -e '</key>n')
<(echo -e '<tls-auth>') ~/etc/openvpn/ta.key <(echo -e '</tls-auth>') >> client1.ovpn
But I got this error:
bash: /dev/fd/63: Permission denied
I did it as root. Obviously there us something going on wrong the way I try to embed in. Do you know how to do it properly?

Last edited by kzo81; 01-13-2020 at 08:43 AM.
Old 02-12-2020, 11:47 AM   #2
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It should be in one line. Or use line continuation character at end of each line, it is backslash in Bash (\).
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Old 02-12-2020, 12:29 PM   #3
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This was the solution, thanks though



cat base.conf > client"$1".ovpn

echo <ca> >> client"$1".ovpn
cat ~/client-configs/keys/ca.crt >> client"$1".ovpn
echo </ca> >> client"$1".ovpn



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