SFTP

Hello,
  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.

ftp_the_file()
{
sftp -oport=22 $USER@$NODE 2>$ftp_message_file 1>&2 <<EOF
$PASS
cd $DIRECTORY
get $NEW_FILE $NEW_FILE
rm $NEW_FILE
bye
EOF
}
bjeAsked:
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DrMadAxeCommented:
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?
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bjeAuthor Commented:
upload a file securely
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eksatxCommented:
I recommend using sshpass.

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