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Old 08-26-2007

I need to add a user to all the machines. I need a script to do this. I did one but it does not allow me to su to root within a ssh session i open. It exists saying su: Sorry. Please let me know how i can do it. I do not have the freedom of using sudo either.
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Old 08-26-2007
Try using expect.

# 3  
Old 08-26-2007
Thanks, shall try it. But does it require me to pass the password in or hardcode the passwd in the script?
# 4  
Old 08-27-2007
u can pass the password as an environment variable if u dont want to hardcode them.

define all the variable in another file
and just execute the following command.

. /path/passwords.txt

ur password.txt may contain


use $user and $password in ur orignal script.

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Old 08-28-2007
expect can use .rhosts file for remote host operations.


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