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Installing SSHPass

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Installing SSHPASS

SSHPass is a tiny utility, which allows you to provide the ssh password without using the prompt. This will very helpful for scripting. SSHPass is not good to use in multi-user environment. If you use SSHPass on your development machine, it don't do anything evil.

Installing on Ubuntu

apt-get install sshpass

Installing on OS X

Installing on OS X is tricky, since there is no official build for it. Before you get started, you need install xcode and command line tools.

Installing with Homebrew

Homebrew does not allow you to install sshpass by default. But you can use the following unofficial brew package for that.

brew install https://raw.github.com/eugeneoden/homebrew/eca9de1/Library/Formula/sshpass.rb

Installing from the Source

  • Download the Source Code
  • Extract it and cd into the directory
  • ./configure
  • sudo make install
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