I already have sshfs installed and I know how to mount the drive, but when I try to automatically supply the password it doesn't do anything different.

eric@MAVERICK:~$ sshfs [email protected]:/home/ericfoss/Downloads Downloads/folder/ < pass.txt
[email protected]'s password: 


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You should look into public key-based SSH authentication such that you don't need to supply a password to log into the machine.

Basically, you'd run ssh-keygen on the MAVERICK machine as "eric" and then copy the contents of the ~.ssh/id_rsa.pub file that's created into


on the machine.


Try adding a newline (\n) in the file you are supplying (pass.txt) after the actual password.

If you type it on the command line you also supply a newline you see.

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