[oclug] password mode
rechlin at magma.ca
Sun Nov 16 11:46:21 EST 2003
I was upgrading a server from RH7.3 to RH9 yesterday (yup, Saturday).
I had a script that invoked rsync twice to copy most of the machine to
other machines to make a fast-recovery backup if needed - the copy on
tape is way too slow when you need the machine back up soon.
I saw a problem while doing the first rsync, so I hit Ctrl-C to stop it
- it jumped into the second one and asked for my password for SSH to the
second machine, so I hit Ctrl-C again.
And there I am with a login shell that doesn't echo characters. I expect
there's a way to catch the exit value of the first invocation of rsync
so I don't even launch the second - didn't think to look for that
yesterday - but is there a way to recover from the non-echoing password
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