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I plan to move file from one system to another system. For this, I am using rsync command in linux terminal. It works fine. But I need to implement this command to python. I am very new in python, so I don't know the way of defining the rsync command. So please tell the steps to define it. This is my rsync command:

rsync -avrz /opt/data/filename root@ip:/opt/data/file

I need to implement this command in a python script.

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closed as off topic by jokerdino, izx, con-f-use, John S Gruber, SirCharlo Aug 22 '12 at 13:40

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Is this Ubuntu-specific? If not, it should be migrated to StackOverflow. – hexafraction Jul 6 '12 at 13:36
General programming questions that are not specifically related to Ubuntu are off-topic here. You might want to try our friends in Stack Overflow for assistance. – jokerdino Jul 6 '12 at 13:44
This seems like a programming question as applied to a system administration task. For that reason, I'd suggest that it's on-topic here (and a better fit for our site than for Stack Overflow). I do not think we should close this question. – Eliah Kagan Jul 6 '12 at 13:49
Very similar to How to use tee (or generally a system) command in python? – con-f-use Aug 20 '12 at 11:14

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import os
os.system("rsync -avrz /opt/data/filename root@ip:/opt/data/file")

Did you try that?
os.system basically allows you to run bash commands.

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Please look at the subprocess module instead, where shell support is disabled by default. – Gringo Suave Dec 7 '14 at 21:59

As the answer to your previous similar question suggests, rsync will work just fine as a shell command from within Python if you use SSH keys to authenticate instead of a password. If you need further help with how to set up SSH key-based authentication, please edit your question.

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