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How to use expect in local machine

Posted by shafa.fahad (FahaD), 19 October 2006


I understand we have to spawn a process to interact with it using expect & send.

I had been spawing ssh and running several commands in the remote machine using send, expect, send, expect...

Now i am not pretty sure now how i can run the similar command using expect in local machine....

Could be please add some info regarding it....

My objecitve is to run serious of command in local machine and get the output for that..

do I have to spawn every command?

Also... i am trying to run Sql from the expect script, When i tried spawing a process using spawn sqlplus -s << EOF it is not recognizing... ( the above command works from command prompt )


Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 19 October 2006
On your redirection (last qestion first!) it's probably not recognising the << because that's a shell feature and you're spawing a command directly without a shell.

For your earlier question, why not spawn a shell in which you can send and expect?  Much easier than triggering off each command individually!

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