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Re: [vox-tech] crontab and scp puzzle
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Re: [vox-tech] crontab and scp puzzle



Oh, and you can also use the -i option to tell ssh exactly what
private key to use, in case the problem is that it's looking in the
wrong place.

    scp -i /path/to/id_rsa_omg_no_passphrase -o BatchMode=yes ...

On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 5:09 PM, Kyle Ambroff <kyle@ambroff.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 5:06 PM, Kyle Ambroff <kyle@ambroff.com> wrote:
>>
>> I know I've used this answer before on this list, and I'm sure it's annoying, but if your solution involves passphraseless ssh keys, you're doing it wrong.
>> That being said, since cron is a daemon, it is not attached to a controlling terminal. That means that a script that expects to be able to read input from the user is going to fail. You can probably force it to bypass this code with BatchMode.
>>     ssh -o BatchMode=yes ...
>> For good measure, you could even set TERM if it's not being set.
>>     env TERM=dumb ssh -o BatchMode=yes ...
>
> Replace "ssh" with "scp" and that still works.
>
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