Run script as sudo and read the password from passwd file

I have a script that can only run when using  the sudo command and  password.  I need to read the sudo user's password from etc/passwd  file without getting prompted for a password.

Here is my code:

The  code remove ppids  and orphans from sasworks directory.

cleanwork= 'sudo -S apt-get update <~/passwd.txt  /sas/sashome/sasfounadation/utilities/bin/cleanwork /sasworks' 


cleanwork93= 'sudo -S apt-get update <~/passwd.txt  /sas93/sashome/sasfounadation/utilities/bin/cleanwork  /sasworks'


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 sasadm is a sudo user and is the only user  who can run the code.  I donot need to add sasadm to the script.  The password for sasadm is in the etc/passwd,txt. The  password  need to be encrpyted.

passwd.txt content is:
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Why don't you add the "NOPASSWD" option to sasadm's sudoers entry (the one allowing execution of "apt-get" or rather "cleanwork")?

There is no easy way of feeding encrypted passwords to sudo.

Besides that, the script doesn't actually look as if it could work.
What are you trying to achieve by setting a variable to a string of commands and then trying to execute a file having the same name as the variable?

Next, the equal sign in variable assignments must not be surrounded by spaces.

Do you rather think of something like this:

cleanwork='sudo -S apt-get update <~/passwd.txt  /sas/sashome/sasfounadation/utilities/bin/cleanwork /sasworks'


cleanwork93='sudo -S apt-get update <~/passwd.txt  /sas93/sashome/sasfounadation/utilities/bin/cleanwork  /sasworks'



Finally. why do you run "apt-get" when your true goal is running a SAS program?

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