entering password from command line or file

Asked by P. David Flammer on 2012-06-08

I'm trying to script some push/pulls in bzr in linux. When I start the script, I would like to give my password to the script there (only when the script starts). It stores it in a bash variable. I then write it to temporary file and try the following:

bzr pull <addresstopull> < fileWithPassword.txt

That should use the file rather than stdin for the bzr pull. But it doesn't work. Any ideas of how I can do what I'm trying?

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Jelmer Vernooij (jelmer) said : #1

You can either specify the username and password in the URL you're fetching from. This would require specifying the URL on the command-line though. E.g.:

 $ bzr pull sftp://jelmer:<email address hidden>/example/branch

Another alternative is to write a custom authentication.conf file with the password. This would require replacing ~/.bazaar/authentication.conf temporarily as I don't see any way to override the location for that configuration file.

For more details, see "bzr help authentication".

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