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From "Steven Newton" <>
Subject RE: SSH Tasks
Date Fri, 21 Feb 2003 17:00:39 GMT
Just a shout out from the peanut gallery: Most of the use cases for
ssh I have are not interactive, but there may be cases where being
able to interact a la telnet would be useful.  From my point of view,
ssh is a tool used more like rsh/rexec than telnet, and I'd like
to see that simplicity preserved.  Not needing the authentication
of user/password is a big part of the driver away from needing


-----Original Message-----
From: Stefan Bodewig [] 
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2003 8:51 AM
Subject: Re: SSH Tasks

On Fri, 21 Feb 2003, Rob H. Anderson <>

> Can there be some flag that specifies interactivity?

If there is a reason for it, sure.

> <!-- Non-interactive -->
> <ssh host="myhost" username="myname" password="mypass"
> 	interactive="false"
> 	command="cd /usr/local/bin ; rm -rf product ; tar zxf
> 	/>

Would this (implementation-wise) be different from

<ssh host="myhost" username="myname" password="mypass">
  <write>cd /usr/local/bin ; rm -rf product ; tar zxf
product.tar.gz</write> </ssh>



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