Tue. Apr 23rd, 2024

Sometimes instead of executing a built in command on a remote system you need to upload a script that you will need to execute.  Again a simple expect script comes to our rescue to upload a file to a remote system.

#!/usr/bin/expect -f
set user [lindex $argv 0]
set host [lindex $argv 1]
set password [lindex $argv 2]
set file [lindex $argv 3]
spawn sftp $user@$host
expect "password:*"
send -- "$password\r"
expect "sftp>"
send -- "put $file\r"
expect "sftp>"
send -- "exit\r"

Usage: sftp_file <username> <hostname> <password> <file to upload>

By Jeffery Miller

I am known for being able to quickly decipher difficult problems to assist development teams in producing a solution. I have been called upon to be the Team Lead for multiple large-scale projects. I have a keen interest in learning new technologies, always ready for a new challenge.

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