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I am using sshpass in a script which executes rsync and backup a file from remote server, I added that script to cron which runs every minute. Now I am concerned about the connections, does the connection remains opened? how shall I close the connection when rsync is done?

Is this handled by sshpass internally, please suggest some alternative if connections are left open.

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The sshpass is only wrapper to provide password to the rsync/ssh command inside. Once the rsync ends, the connection is automatically closed.

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