I would like to know how to pass a password for a sftp routine,

I am sending a file using sftp and need to send the password.  The $PASS does not work and I am not sure how this is done.  When I run my script, it asks for a password that I need to type for the script to continue.  Thanks.

sftp -oport=22 $USER@$NODE 2>$ftp_message_file 1>&2 <<EOF
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maybe another script to post to that form? IDK What are you trying to do ultimately? upload a file securely or send a form securely?
bjeAuthor Commented:
upload a file securely
I recommend using sshpass.

sshpass -e sftp -oBatchMode=no -b -p 'my_password' - my_user_name@server_url << !
   put file_to_upload

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Here is an article with some more info on sshpass: http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/noninteractive-shell-script-ssh-password-provider/

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