Trying to set this up as a scheduled task on my machine so I actually get stuff downloaded in the offpeak time now that staying up till 1 or 2am isnt really viable to start it.
Anyway, everything online seems to blab on about it not being a good idea to store passwords etc and to make keypairs etc which I dont want to do and probably cant do, I just want to put the password on the command line like I can do with FTP, except that it doesnt support syncing differences which is important when there are incomplete things on the server that need to finish off later on.
The question is, how? I found mention of a RSYNC_PASSWORD= variable which does nothing.
I thought i would be able to stick it in a txt file and just put < password.txt on the command line, but again, didnt work, my .cmd file just stops at a password prompt.
--password-file also doesnt work, telling me "The --password-file option may only be used when accessing an rsync daemon." which is what I thought I was trying to do.
Any solutions other than resorting to some ghetto macrorecorder type solution?