sshpass - Non-interactive ssh password authentication

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name sshpass
Package version 1.05
Package release 1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 64 B
Download size 10.67 KB
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SSH's (secure shell) most common authentication mode is called "interactive
keyboard password authentication", so called both because it is typically
done via keyboard, and because openssh takes active measures to make sure
that the password is, indeed, typed interactively by the keyboard. Sometimes,
however, it is necessary to fool ssh into accepting an interactive password
non-interactively. This is where sshpass comes in.
SECURITY NOTE: There is a reason openssh insists that passwords be typed
interactively. Passwords are harder to store securely and to pass around
securely between programs. If you have not looked into solving your needs
using SSH's "public key authentication", perhaps in conjunction with the ssh
agent (RTFM ssh-add), please do so before being tempted into using this


Package Version Architecture Repository
sshpass_1.05-1_amd64.deb 1.05 amd64 Debian Main
sshpass - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.2.1


Type URL
Binary Package sshpass_1.05-1_i386.deb
Source Package sshpass

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install sshpass deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install sshpass




2011-08-06 - Shachar Shemesh <>
sshpass (1.05-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix ""sshpass -e" not working any more with openssh-client": A different
workaround for the EIO on PTY problem. (Closes: #636039)
* Fix "Segfault when calling with no argument": Problem did not reproduce,
but print usage when run without parameters anyways. (Closes: #616565)
* Switch to dpkg-source 3.0 (quilt) format
* Policy update to 3.9.10 (no changes needed)
2009-02-20 - Shachar Shemesh <>
sshpass (1.04-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix "fails when ssh asks for host key confirmation": sshpass now
detects the situation and returns a coded error (Closes: #506208)
* Several new upstream versions fixing some crashes
* Update the version file to explicitly state GPL version 2
2008-10-18 - Shachar Shemesh <>
sshpass (1.01-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* sshpass taking 100% CPU while the ssh session is running (Closes:
* Update policy version to - Added "Homepage" to package.
* Fixed lintian warning about copyright file
2008-01-09 - Shachar Shemesh <>
sshpass (1.01-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* Update policy version to 3.7.3 (no changes necessary)
* sshpass now passes tty resize to ssh (upstream fix) (Closes: #441083)
* Package now recommends ssh-client instead of depending on ssh
(Closes: #408707)
2006-10-17 - Shachar Shemesh <>
sshpass (1.00-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Update the maintainer's email address (now a Debian Developer)
* Fix long description grammar (Closes: #360850)
* Update policy version to 3.7.2 (no changes necessary)
2006-02-28 - Shachar Shemesh <>
sshpass (1.00-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release Closes: 354800

See Also

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