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store timestamp result in a variable

Posted by dudeman (dudeman), 18 June 2008
Hello,

I am trying to write a script that will set the time on all of the switches on our network.
It will:

ping the switch to see if it is alive if so:
a. telnet in to change the time based on the workstations time
else
b. if machine is not alive continue to the next one

The main thing I am trying to accomplish is:
How to feed the time to a variable which I can then use at the switches command prompt to set the time?

############## script start #################
#!/usr/bin/expect
timestamp -format %X
expect "%X" {set now %X}
puts "$now"

############# script end ####################

Any help would be awesome.
Thanks.
Dudeman

Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 20 June 2008
Try someting like this"

Code:
log_user 0
spawn date +%X
expect -re {[0-9][0-9]:[0-9][0-9]:[0-9][0-9]}
set igot $expect_out(buffer)
puts $igot


Look for the pattern (not %X) ... capture from $expect_out ...

The code above gave me

Code:
earth-wind-and-fire:~ grahamellis$ expect eda
10:56:44
earth-wind-and-fire:~ grahamellis$




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