issue while doing pexpect ssh

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Tue Sep 8 15:57:41 CEST 2015

On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 9:37 PM,  <harirammanohar159 at> wrote:
> Some where i am missing simple logic.... :)
> =====
> child = pexpect.spawn('ssh hari at hostname')
> child.logfile = sys.stdout
> child.expect('hari\'s Password: ')
> =====
> getting error as follows:
> ============
> child.expect('hari\'s Password: ')
> TypeError: must be str, not bytes
> ===========

Laura's already answered your actual question. But I would recommend
using public key login rather than keying in a password; it's a lot
more secure, as it means you don't have to embed a password in your
source code (or at very best, on your hard disk in some other readable
and decryptable way). It also simplifies the transaction


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