Topic "When using -hostkey option in script mode, open command fails with "Too many parameters" error."

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I cannot use the -hostkey option with the open command in a script.

When I try like this: /command "open sftp//username/password@ipaddress -hostkey ""ssh-rsa 1536 XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX""" "get xxx" exit

I get the following error:

Too many parameters for command 'open'

I get the same error when I tried rearranging and placing the -hostkey option first, like this. /command "open -hostkey ""ssh-rsa 1536 XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX"" sftp//username/password@ipaddress" "get xxx" exit

The exact same command like works without the -hostkey value, but only from my interactive session where I have the key stored. However, I need this to work from an automatically scheduled SSIS job, and it always fails to accept the key from the SFTP site since it runs from the SQLServerAGENT user.
Greg S


In my post, I accidentally omitted the colon (Smile after the sftp in both examples, but the actual script does contain the proper format. /command "open sftp://username/password@ipaddress -hostkey ""ssh-rsa 1536 XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX""" "get xxx" exit /command "open -hostkey ""ssh-rsa 1536 XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX"" sftp://username/password@ipaddress" "get xxx" exit

Either way it fails with the 'Too many parameters for command 'open'' error.
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The correct syntax is: /command "open sftp//username/password@ipaddress -hostkey=""ssh-rsa 1536 XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX""" "get xxx" exit

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