2019-09-11
How to install sshpass on Windows through Cygwin?
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Question

In the packages window of CygWin, when I type sshpass, nothing comes up. I tried installing similar packages like openssh etc hoping one of them contains sshpass but no luck.

Answer
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sshpass is not available as Cygwin package. This means that you need to build and install from source. To build sshpass on Windows (Cygwin):

$ curl -LO http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sshpass/sshpass-1.06.tar.gz
$ md5sum sshpass-1.06.tar.gz
f59695e3b9761fb51be7d795819421f9

Build and install to /usr/local/bin:

$ tar xvf sshpass-1.06.tar.gz
$ cd sshpass-1.06
$ ./configure
$ make
$ sudo make install

Which installs two files

  • the executable /usr/local/bin/sshpass
  • man page /usr/local/share/man/man1/sshpass.1

Your Cygwin install needs to have the required tools: curl to download, tar to extract, and autoconf, make and gcc to build. I'll assume reader familiarity with installing packages on Cygwin.

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