Topic "How can script handle an extra prompt after login?"

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Joined: 2013-03-21
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Location: Austin, TX
I have a script that logs in automatically to an SFTP site, using interactive mode. It works well until the day that the site decides it is time to alert us that "Your password will expire in x days". As long as that message is sent after a login, it stops our script, because I don't know how to tell the script to say, "OK" if it should happen to get such a second prompt after logging in.

Is there a switch or something that can be used to "OK" such prompts?

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Please attach a full log file showing the problem (using the latest version of WinSCP).
From you post I'm not able to tell what kind of prompt that is.

To generate log file, use /log=path_to_log_file command-line argument. Submit the log with your post as an attachment. Note that passwords and passphrases not stored in the log. You may want to remove other data you consider sensitive though, such as host names, IP addresses, account names or file names (unless they are relevant to the problem). If you do not want to post the log publicly, you may email it to me. You will find my address (if you log in) in my forum profile. Please include link back to this topic in your email. Also note in this topic that you have emailed the log.

Martin Prikryl

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