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Automating SFTP in Bash with password?

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – Hi, I wrote a script ages ago to automate an FTP transfer. This was easy as within the script you can specify the password with password <whatever>. Now I am wanting to do a similar thing with SFTP (SSH). I know that SFTP works differently and I cannot specify the password within the script - what do I need to do on the server I am connecting to to either "trust" the host I am connecting from or to somehow specify the password for "sftp user@some_host"? It's IP address will always be the same. Thanks for any advice. (HowTos)