sftp batch mode and password authentication

Chris Rapier rapier at psc.edu
Fri Mar 3 05:01:03 EST 2006

ponraj wrote:
> Hi all,
> I used to execute ftp in batch mode to dowload files. In my case, password 
> authentication is the only way to get remote access. 

Are you saying that you can't use private keys to authenticate? (I have 
seen situations here this happens - usually as a result of severe 
restrictions on shell access to an archival data store). If that is the 
case I don't think you can do this without using something like 'expect' 
  to control the process.

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