Topic "How to commandline connect and pass SSH pub keyring phrase ?"

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I want to connect to a remote computer from commandline.

Normally I do this with a command like:

winscp myuser:mypasswd@remotecompname/goto/dir

On a certain computer I have not the passwort for myuser.
Instead the my public SSH key is installed on that server.
When I connect to this server through GUI I am prompted for the keyphrase of my private SSH key.

I would like to do the same for the command line.
Unfortunately I cannot pass my private SSH keyring passphrase like the login password.

How else can pass the SSH keyring passphrase on the commnad line?

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