purpose of scp -B?

Greg A. Woods woods at weird.com
Wed Feb 20 11:07:07 EST 2002

[ On Monday, February 18, 2002 at 13:02:35 (-0800), dat truong wrote: ]
> Subject: purpose of scp -B?
> Does anybody know the intention of scp -B?

I assume you're talking about OpenSSH....  (there's no such option in
the 'scp' that comes with SSH-3.1.0) 

> Is it for batch mode processing?

     -B      Selects batch mode (prevents asking for passwords or passphras-

Yup, seems so.....

>  I assume
> that it does not require an ssh agent running.

I dunno -- have you tried it (I never use ssh-agent in the first place
so I wouldn't know if it's still needed with 'scp -B' or not).

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