SFTP

what are the quivalent commands for sftp

ftp -n -i $FTPSERVER <<EOF 2>&1 >/dev/null
user ${FTPUSER} ${FTPPWD}

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nicky sAsked:
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Bryan ButlerCommented:
Depends on the sftp app you are using.  There probably wont be an exact match.  Are you using this sftp?
http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/man.cgi?query=sftp&sektion=1

I don't think this accepts piped input, in which case there is no equivalent.

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Bryan ButlerCommented:
Oops, it does take piped input.  So if that's the sftp you are using, then you might be able to find an equivalent.
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jeremycrussellCommented:
You either need to setup passwordless authentication using SSH keys, a net search should turn up a ton of articles like this (http://www.linuxproblem.org/art_9.html) to provide guidance on that.

Then you can do something like

sftp ${USER}@${FTPSERVER} <<EOF 2>&1 >/dev/null

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Or login using an expect script... something similar to

#!/usr/local/bin/expect -f

set user "user1"
set pass "password"
set host "server1"

spawn sftp $user@$host
expect "*Password:*"
send -- "$pass\r"
send -- "\r"
expect eof

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TomuniqueSr. AIX AdminCommented:
Even better....
Learn a bit about ssh-keys..  They're actually more secure than passwords, and permits automated login.
(not to be confused with .netrc, which is clear-text and not to be considered secure)

Then you can automate stuff such as this...
(echo lcd /some/application_dir; echo put myfile;echo quit) | sftp  userid@hostname.domain
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Bryan ButlerCommented:
Curios, which client did you end up going with?  
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