Spawning, and Killing, a Process
hcslmf at texlife.com
Mon Jan 31 22:35:04 CET 2005
I am writing a program on Windows (XP Pro) that as part of the
application takes advantage of rsync's ability to synchronize a client
and server computer. However, because of the nature of our company's
policies and our proxy, I must connect using SSH and use it as a tunnel
to get to the location I need on the inside.
My delimma is that I need to be able to spawn a process that uses the
SSH, runs rsync, and then I need to be able to kill the SSH process and
do not know a way to do that in Windows. I also would prefer to have
SSH run invisible to the end user (no new window) which I get when
The commands I am running are as follows:
ssh ssh_user at proxy.example.com -i file_name -L
rsync -azv rsync_user at 127.0.0.1::package .
I am aware that you should be able to run ssh inside of rsync but there
seems to be a problem with the port of rsync that prevents me from
I thank you in advance for any assistance you are able to give.
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