Expect Shell SSH Example

I found this nice example of using the Expect Shell to automate an SSH connection providing username and password:

 

http://bash.cyberciti.biz/security/expect-ssh-login-script/

 

When automating SSH connections it would be better to have authentication keys setup to avoid the necessity of passing a password to a script, but this is not always possible and in these cases the Expect Shell offers a workaround.

 

I need this type of automation functionality as I am currently working on automating some Git tasks, so that an application running on the Google App Engine can access Git repositories via a Web API running on a third party system.

 

Git is gaining more and more popularity as a Software Control system within the Software Development community but it turns out that interacting with it from the Google App Engine is far from trivial – but what’s new! ;-)

 
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