what are the quivalent commands for sftp

ftp -n -i $FTPSERVER <<EOF 2>&1 >/dev/null

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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?

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

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.
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
Bryan ButlerCommented:
Curios, which client did you end up going with?  
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