Visit Our UNIX and Linux User Community

scp without password - NT to UNIX

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers scp without password - NT to UNIX
# 1  
Old 08-05-2009
scp without password - NT to UNIX

Hi guys,

I wasn't sure which thread to include this one in (unix or shell scripting) but chose here based on search results. I need to automate a process which requires the need to transfer a file from a machine running on NT to the database server on UNIX. I've found this and a number of other results giving a similar solution.

Will this solution work when networking between NT and UNIX? Thanks for any help.

# 2  
Old 08-05-2009
If you set up ssh on windows I think yes.
# 3  
Old 08-05-2009
Originally Posted by zaxxon
If you set up ssh on windows I think yes.
Hi Zaxxon,

Apparently it copies but the file can't be located...It worked when doing unix-unix but no file when doing nt-unix.

# 4  
Old 08-05-2009
Can't be located? What errors do you get?
Can you do a simple ssh from the windows host to the unix host?

ssh unixhostbla ls

# 5  
Old 08-05-2009
Originally Posted by zaxxon
Can't be located? What errors do you get?
It successfully sends the file now. It was because I didn't put the full file location in :f (C:\...). Smilie I had a scare where after emailing it myself the formatting is ruined, but after looking it is ruined in Notepad but not Wordpad. Kind of annoying as I tend to use Notepad more but its acceptable unless anybody knows a way to secure the formatting after transfering a file from NT to unix to be used in Notepad? Smilie

Edit: Nevermind I've just set the filetype to .wri and it opens wordpad by default


Last edited by Dird; 08-05-2009 at 09:45 AM..
# 6  
Old 08-05-2009
You can use something like dos2unix or
tr -d '\015' < dosfile > unixfile

to remove the ^M.
You can also tar the files before sending. You also might to start using another editor on Windows like gvim, notepad++, Ultraedit...
# 7  
Old 08-05-2009
If you are copying plain old text files you could use the command: dos2unix

Previous Thread | Next Thread

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. UNIX for Beginners Questions & Answers

scp without password

Hello experts, OS : CentOS Could you please help me with the following scenario : I wish to use scp command in order to copy a file (say : f1.txt) from server 2 to server 1. Both servers have a common user (say : user1) configured. Also, the file is owned by the same user on both... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: H squared
2 Replies

2. Shell Programming and Scripting

scp without password for destination server

I am using the below command to scp the file to destination server ($server). The ssh keys have been created between the source and destination servers. Still I am getting password authentication after executing the below scp command: scp $Local_dir/$file_pattern* $username@$server:/$ftp_dir/... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: Ganesh L
1 Replies

3. Shell Programming and Scripting

scp without password between two servers

Hello Folks, I have two linux server accounts server1 and server2 From the terminal if I say this command, scp /source/folder/from/server1/unix.txt Then it prompts for the password's password: I enter my password and then it... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: jacobs.smith
1 Replies

4. Shell Programming and Scripting

SFTP / SCP using password

Hi, I was provided with sftp servername, user and password and the requirement is to connect to sftp server using credentials provided and drop the file. Manually i am able to connect with commands like sftp user@servername and after clicking enter, i was asked for a password and entering... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: forums123456
4 Replies

5. Linux

Regarding scp with out password

Dear all, I have two servers A and B. I want to do scp with out password between these two servers. I created ssh-keygen and copied the file to each of them in authorized_keys. But I could login only from B to A with out password. From A to B it is asking for a password. ... (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: jegaraman
5 Replies

6. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

scp without prompting for password

I am trying to copy a file from remote machine using scp. I followed the steps to configure public/private key usage. But still prompting for password when I do ssh. I did the following steps to configure scp without asking password Step 1 : local host > ssh-keygen -t rsa and when prompted... (9 Replies)
Discussion started by: satish@123
9 Replies

7. Shell Programming and Scripting

Passing Password into scp Command

Hi Everyone, I'm trying to run scp as a one-line command, as of right now, it prompts me for the user's password to the remote machine. Does anyone know if there is an option to pass the password parameter into the scp command on the same line so it doesn't prompt me? Thanks! (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: twhitmarsh
1 Replies

8. Red Hat

sftp/scp without password

Hi, I want to use sftp/scp without password.How can I do that ?? I plan to use script with scp/sftp and execute by cronjob ,any sample or example?? How can I test the scp/sftp working or not in the same user account , in the same red linux server?? any suggestion ??? (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: chuikingman
5 Replies

9. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

scp without password

Hi, when I use scp test.jsp user@remote:/tmp/ I'm prompted user@remote's password: How can I avoid it ? Thank you. (8 Replies)
Discussion started by: big123456
8 Replies

10. Shell Programming and Scripting

scp scripting without asking password

I like to copy a file from one server server1 from path path1 to another server server2 to path path2. User logging in both the servers are same say user1 I tried to use ssh to generate public/private key pairs and then copy without prompting for password. These are the steps i followed ... (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: jwala
5 Replies

Featured Tech Videos