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Hiding your password to isql in Sybase?

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Single ASE on host
Script #1
Assuming that you are using bourne shell sh(1) as your scripting language you can put the password in a file and substitute the file where the password is needed.

#!/bin/sh

# invoke say ISQL or something...
(cat $HOME/dba/password_file
cat << EOD
dbcc ...
go
EOD ) | $SYBASE/bin/isql -Usa -w1000

Script #2

#!/bin/sh
umask 077
cat <<-endOfCat | isql -Umyuserid -Smyserver
mypassword
use mydb
go
sp_who
go
endOfCat

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Script #3

#!/bin/sh
umask 077
cat <<-endOfCat | isql -Umyuserid -Smyserver
`myScriptForGeneratingPasswords myServer`
use mydb
go
sp_who
go
endOfCat

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Script #3

#!/bin/sh
umask 077
isql -Umyuserid -Smyserver <<-endOfIsql
mypassword
use mydb
go
sp_who
go
endOfIsql

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