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From Michael Bauroth <>
Subject Re: ant, rsync and ssh passphrase
Date Tue, 22 Aug 2006 05:52:05 GMT
Thank you Antoine!


Antoine Levy-Lambert wrote:
> Hi,
> if the implementation of rsync asks for the passphrase on the console  
> and not from stdin (programs like su or login do this for their query  
> of password) there is no way you can give the passphrase
> when starting rsync using the ant task exec. <exec/> interacts with  
> executables the same way as a shell script. Shell languages cannot  
> either feed the console, only stdin.
> So the solution would be to rewrite rsync in java. A lot of work  probably.
> Regards,
> Antoine

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