Argelbargel Argelbargel - 1 month ago 18
Linux Question

How to pass password to scp?

I know it is not recommended, but is it at all possible to pass the user's password to scp?

I'd like to copy a file via scp as part of a batch job and the receiving server does, of course, need a password and, no, I cannot easily change that to key-based authentication.

Answer

You can script it with a tool like expect (there are handy bindings too, like Pexpect for Python).

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