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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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Sending shell script command keystrokes to a remote shell

Is it possible to make the script run when it shifts from normal mode to the interactive mode. #/bash/bin sudo gatttool -b 80:EA:CA:00:00:03 -I # All these commands are typed in interactive mode ...
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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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Expect script: How to expect a literal * character instead of * as glob or regex character

I have an expect script that spawns a connection to hunspell to check the spelling of a word. Unfortunately, if the word is in the dictionary, hunspell simply sends back a *. How can I tell expect to ...
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Auto-inputing ssh password in shell scripts on Linux [duplicate]

I can use ssh command and provide password and connect to another server. But I need to pass password in the shell script. how?
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How to use expect in Bash script and ssh-copy-id

From a bash script: source ./expect.sh I am including a expect code: #!/bin/bash /usr/bin/expect <<EOL spawn ssh-copy-id -i /home/user/.ssh/id_rsa.pub 111.111.111 expect '*?assword*' send '...
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Calling an expect script in a loop of a bash scrip

I am trying to loop a list of sites through an expect script. The loop will take my list and read it line by line, change directories to the folder of the site name, then pass the site name to an ...
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pass parameters to bash script using chef attributes

I have a bash script ( let's say main.sh ) which I need to integrate with chef. Currently we are using "expect" to pass the parameters to main.sh. Now I need to make script in such a way that the ...
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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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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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Expect Script for Command Line

I am writing a script that will allow a Linux admin to quickly change passwords of its users. #!/usr/bin/expect # Check password for strength # ---------------------------------------------- read -p ...
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Huge delay in script response when using SFTP with expect

I am using a script to call SFTP service to fetch some logs from the remote server. This works fine in normal scenario but, i have noticed a very long delay of around 30 minutes or more in some of the ...
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pexpect fails to match command if greater 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' prompt='[...
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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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how to continue bash script execution when expect part is finished

I have bash script and inside it part with expect code: #!/bin/bash set -ex funct() { pass3="some_pass" expect -c " spawn su - oracle expect "Password:" send \"$pass3\n\" ...
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scp command behaves differently when used with expect utility

expect -c 'spawn scp -C -o CompressionLevel=9 ~/partFiles/* abc@10.200.4.15:/export/home/abc/; sleep 10; expect password; send "secretPassword\n";interact' throws - ~/partFiles/*: No such file or ...
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Expect Scripts - Reading from Files and Accepting User Input

How can I write an "Expect" script to: iterate over a list of IP addresses and log in to each to perform commands (like in a BASH for loop). Right now I just copy/pasted the few lines that are my ...
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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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spawn - command not found!

I am using Mac OS X 10.9.4, following is my script to copy files from local machine to different host #!/bin/bash #!/usr/bin/expect echo "I will fail if you give junk values!!" echo " " echo "Enter ...
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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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ssh and run script on remote host and answer expect answer automate

The ssh from server0 to (server1,server2,server3) (no password need to SSH (trust exists between all servers and private key exists on all servers)) but a remote script on server (server1,server2 &...
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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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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]}" fname=...
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Expect script buffer output not showing

How can I get the command output from the buffer? Current'y it's just saying "(buffer). Here is my script and debug output: #!/bin/bash -x while read p; do echo $p { /usr/bin/expect -d << ...
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How do I expect 'echo -e “? \c”'?

I have been asked to write a script that interacts with another one - but I'm stuck. The script that I interact with echos the following and I need to send a "1" back. But I can't quite get there... ...
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Expect works fine,but only in foreground why?

I use this script for update my repo slackware(generate asc,txt,etc) http://slackware.org.uk/people/alien/tools/gen_repos_files.sh I have "automated" it with my expect script #!/bin/sh set -e ...
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Extracting time from logs using tcl, expect

I have logs with the following pattern: 1,30.10.2014,07:51:07,0,0,1,12,28,255,3,255,255,255,0,0,0; 2001,30.10.2014,07:51:07,0,0,0,300,5,0,255; I need to extract date and time... for the first line I ...
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Expect script: How to handle two processes?

I am using Expect to automate VoIP calls for quality measurements. My script is calling another VoIP client for a given amount of times. Before the calls should be handled, tcpdump should sniff all ...
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Deadlock with yes command

I have a script called setup.sh: . install.sh && . tolinux.sh && . startn.sh && . startm.sh This is install.sh: yes | sudo apt-get update yes | sudo apt-get install default-...
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WinRAR installer.rar situation (automating expect install)

I'm writing a script that should set up a server with no user input. Whatsoever. In order to automate installation of some programs, I used expect. However, what can I use to automate expect ...
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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, but.....
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Create a directory if it doesn't exist in TCL

I write expect script that login to remote machine and run there some scripts But I need also to verify the following Verify if directory /var/cti/adm/APP exists. If APP not exists under adm ...
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TCL script try catch

I have a TCL script that sets a number of variables and reads several files. The last file it reads may contain sensitive information, so I need to make sure this file gets deleted even if an error ...
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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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How to copy two files in expect script?

please advice why spawn scp $FILE1 $FILE2 $LOGIN@$IP:/tmp in my expect script copy only FILE1 and not copy FILE2 ? I try to to transfer both files by scp as scp file1.csv file2.crt 192.8....
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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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how to get exit status from command in expect script

Below is an shell script I have written to automate entering the password for the vpnc command. The expect works fine and vpnc activated automatically after password entered, but I need to get the ...
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Expect script: remove password on private key

I'm trying to remove the password on a private key. Doing it by hand is simple, I run this command and enter the password : openssl rsa <newkey.pem > newkey-no-password.pem I'm trying to do ...
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SSH Command behaves differently in Expect Script

I'm using this command on Server1 ~# ssh root@Server2 /root/.ssh/id_rsa.pub >> /root/.ssh/authorized_keys to append the contents of Server2's id_rsa.pub to the authorized_keys of Server1. It ...
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How can I return a specific error code at this point in my TCL script?

I have a TCL expect script that runs a scp command for uploading a config file to my DNS server: #!/usr/bin/expect -f set config "~/dnsmasq.conf" spawn /usr/bin/scp "$config" root@192.168.1.1:/etc/...
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Shell script to perform telnet session to ser2net

I have setup a xenserver (free) hosting a VM (Debian 7.5). On this xenserver I have attached a serial GSM modem. I have configured xen to run ser2net so I have a serial proxy available. This works ...
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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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Problem on running Script on host after connecting

I am new to linux scripting. Please help. I searched on below a lot but was not able to find appropriate answer : I am trying to make a script which I will later schedule as cronjob, so that it keeps ...
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Multiplex bash function execution

I created a bash function to "automagically" connect on our switches and retrive their startup-config using the expect command. I have to use expect because this switch does not accept the ssh user@...
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grep IP addresses in expect script

This is part of code in an expect script, I have a problem with searching IP addresses from a file whose name is in the variable $filename. #!/usr/local/bin/expect -- ###Made by Etihkru#### set env(...
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“Expect” automation tool output to shell variable

#!/bin/bash # more commands here expect << EOD spawn telnet localhost 9151 expect -exact "Trying 127.0.0.1...\r Connected to localhost.\r Escape character is '^]'.\r" send -- "AUTHENTICATE $...
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Understanding echo/spawn/send/expect construct

Here is a line from a bash script I am trying to understand: echo "spawn myscript.sh arg1 arg2; expect \"Please enter your value: \"; send \"myval\r\"; expect eof" | expect I think I understand the ...
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Bash script calls expect script with master SSH connection

I'm trying to write a bash script that calls an expect script to establish a master SSH connection to be used for the remaining SSH commands in the bash script. ~/.ssh/config: ControlMaster auto ...
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PHP exec expect script with SCP then SSH

I have a PHP page which runs the following expect script to upload a file to another server on my network: #!/usr/bin/expect -f set password [lindex $argv 0] spawn /usr/bin/scp /home/Dave/bin/test ...
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Removing non printable characters from expect logs?

How can I either strip the following character sequences from my files? ^[[64;8H, ^[[?25h, ^[[1;64r etc or avoid having expect add them in the first place? Background: I'm using a collection of ...
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script to automate scp in network

I have a network full of Linux machines. In this network, I have a user as user1 with the password as password in all the machines. I have the following script to put files in the home directory of ...