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uisng expect with sftp

Last Modified: 2015-05-20
I have some small script that logs into some sftp machine and asks us for login, i want to store the password and send it to the server using expet, this is our current code:

sftp user@ip > ./ftp_exti 2> ./ftp_error <<END_SCRIPT

 cd ../../a/b/
 ls -l
 cd ../../c/d/
 ls -l


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I want  to do something like this, but this is not working:

#!/usr/bin/expect -f

spawn sftp user@ip > ./ftp_exti 2> ./ftp_error <<END_SCRIPT

expect "*password"

send  -- "pass\r"

expect eof

 cd ../../a/b/
 ls -l
 cd ../../c/d/
 ls -l


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