Expect is a Unix/Linux extension for the Tcl scripting language. It was designed as an automation and testing tool and it makes it trivial to interact with complex programs, such as remote shells, security maintenance. It has particularly powerful response recognition.

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Regular expressions with ExpectJ

I've been used the ExpectJ Java library to automate some jobs on a Linux server, however now I need to automate a job that sends a different text response for each execution. Here is the output: Last ...
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When using expect: SSHFS Transport endpoint is not connected

When I run my SSHFS connection script from bash, everything works perfectly. However, when I run the same script using the expect utility, I get the following error when I try to access the folder ...
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pexpect fails to match command is grater than 65 characters

Issue with pexpect, python module. Pexpect fails to do expected behavior if the length of the command is greater than 65. #!/usr/bin/python import pexpect sshCmd='ssh root@15.186.22.105' ...
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expect: does “” (spawn_id exp70) match glob pattern

I have written an expect script that works perfect for testing passwords on our network until it has looped through my list quite a bit, then the debug output shows that there is nothing to match. ...
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Use a script for a telnet session

I have a problem with my script. It seems my password is wrong. #!/usr/bin/expect set ip [lindex $argv 0] spawn telnet $ip set timeout 10 expect "Login:" send "administrator\r" expect "Password:" ...
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Expect PECL for PHP 7

I just upgraded to PHP 7.0.3, but there is no support for expect. Does anyone know if is it possible to bypass the installation issue? It says: root@portal:/home# pecl install expect-0.3.3.tgz ...
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Autoexpect hangs at the end of the script

I have an autoexpect script. I modified it and it works great, however when it finish to run it hangs and I need to do ctrl+C in order to get my terminal [..] 887VA#logout Connection to 10.255.255.1 ...
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Get the output from expect script in a variable

I have an expect script which provides the IP address: #!/bin/expect -f set nodename [lindex $argv 0] spawn virsh console $nodename expect "Escape character is" send "\n" expect "localhost login: " { ...
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Get only files modified within last 30 minutes using sftp get

Within a .sh script, I'm using expect to automatically sftp to another computer in order to get files. My script will be set to run every 30 minutes, at which point I want to get only files that were ...
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Automating setup of the SSH tunnel

I need to frequently login to many machines but I can only login to them from a proxy machine or using an SSH tunnel (by tunneling through that proxy machine). The problem is that I cannot use ...
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Expect script + automated telnet process between three Linux machines

Is it possible to do the following by expect script? I have Linux server that connected to linux_machine1 and linux_machine1 connected to linux_machine2 My Linux server have access only to ...
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set variable in bash script with EXPECT

I have bash script which can login to Cisco switch and shut/noshut any port i have defined in it. what I want is that i can add variable , like i can define port number in command like this ...
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Is expect tool availabe for ARM platform

I need to get expect (tool for automating interactive applications) for the ARM platform. Is it a readily cross compiled to ARM and is it available? I tried googling but was unable to get the ...
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Tcl/Expect: Can't set variable value correctly

I'm newbie in Tcl/Expect. I'm trying to get IPSec tunnel details from the router. After that fetch lines with IP addresses. So, I have follow code: send "show tunnel ipsec remote 10.10.10.10\r" ...
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Installing Expect and TCL

I downloaded the source for expect5.45, and am attempting to install it. tclsh is on the system at /usr/bin/tclsh, but I'm not sure if that means the machine also has "tcl" installed? The ...
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unbuffer/expect swallows the rcode when its child is signaled

unbuffer is able to pass along the return code of a process under normal circumstance, but if the process you are unbuffering is killed, for instance with a segfault, I see $? as 0 while I expect 139. ...
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Configuring an alert when a program tries to interact with the user

Most programs in *nix-land take their options via the command line or through a configuration file. However, there are a few programs that do not have any such option, and will resort to interacting ...
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Start a subshell then run commands

Say I have a script that is always run from an interactive shell. I would like this script to launch an interactive subshell that is a replica of the parent (i.e., all environment variables, etc. ...
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whether the ssh command successful or not?

I spawned ssh in expect script. in the script i have to check the exit status of ssh command on local machine to make some condition in that script using if/else. spawn ssh user@192.168.1.1 ...
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Why the output is not written to log from expect script

I am trying to write the output of the netcat command including the command also to a file by logging into remote servers. But it is not writing. What am I missing ? #!/usr/bin/expect -f set user ...
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bash - expect and variables

I have the followin: while read line; do userinfo=$(echo $line | sed 's/@/,/') IFS=',' read -a address <<< "$userinfo" userid="${address[0]}" domain="${address[1]}" ...
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Expect can not expect the output

I have problem with my simple code, the expect can not expect the output set timeout 10 set user username set password password spawn ssh $user@000.000.000.000 expect "Password:" send "$password\r" ...
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Expect script variable matching ruined by a space

I'm trying to automate some operations with the VC systems I administer, and the manufacturer has MANY inconsistencies in their interface. I'm trying to match a system H323 name and device name, ...
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Set terminal title within expect script

I use zsh as my shell, and I wrote an expect script to automate passing my password to ssh; it works perfectly, exept that the terminal window's title is set to the name of my script. I would like to ...