I need to execute
rsync, without it prompting me for password.
I've seen in
rsync manpage that it doesn't allow specifying the password as command line argument.
But I noticed that it allows specifying the password via the variable
So I've tried exporting the variable, but
rsync keeps asking me for password.
export RSYNC_PASSWORD="abcdef" rsync email@example.com:/abc /def
What am I doing wrong?
- I understand that this is a bad idea from security aspect
- I must use only
rsync, can't use other software
- I can't use key-based authentication
- I've already read many SE question, e.g.:
how-to-pass-password-for-rsync-ssh-command @ stackoverflow.com
rsync-cron-job-with-a-password @ superuser.com
how-to-setup-rsync-without-password-with-ssh-on-unix-linux @ superuser.com
In other words, I need to have the
RSYNC_PASSWORD approach working! :-)