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Command to execute a command line




Issue


After searching the net looking for my answer, I post here to ask the question:

I'm trying to write a script that will retrieve files automatically config routers on my network. I want it automatically executes what I do by hand.

This is the algorithm:

Connecting telnet 192.168.1.1 

Write "login" 
Wait 
Write "password" 
Wait 
Write "in" 
Wait 
Write "enable" 
Wait 
Write "copy running-config tftp" 
Wait 
Write "192.168.1.2" 
Wait 
Write "test" 
Wait 
Write "exit"


In bash, it would:

telnet 192.168.1.1 
eval "login" 
sleep 1 
eval "password" 
sleep 1 
eval "to" 
sleep 1 
eval "enable" 
sleep 1 
eval "copy running-config tftp" 
sleep 1 
eval "192.168.1.2" 
sleep 1 
eval "test" 
sleep 1 
eval "exit" 
exit


I scored "eval" command by default, obviously it does not work. Do you know a command to automate this task? I heard about the language but I would expect whether it is possible to do in Bash script initially.

Solution


Normally it is in deposits, a simple apt-get (or aptitude) should suffice - \

Edit: On a Ubuntu 8.10:

~ $ Aptitude search expect  
p empty-expect - Run Processes and Applications Under pseudo-terminal  
p expect - A program automaton That can interactive applications  
p expect-dev - A PLC Programs that can interactive applications (Developmen  
expect-tcl8.3 p - A PLC Programs that can interactive applications  
p expect-tcl8.3-dev - A PLC Programs that can interactive applications (Developmen  
p expectk - A PLC Programs that can interactive applications (Tk hooks)  
p-expectk tk8.3 - A PLC Programs that can interactively applications (Tk hooks)  
libexpect p-perl - Expect.pm - Perl Expect interface  
libexpect p-simple-perl - Wrapper around the Expect module  
p libnet-scp-expect-perl - Wrapper for scp to send passwords via Expect  
p libtest-expect-perl - Automated driving and testing of terminal-based programs  
i A python-pexpect - Python module for Automating Interactive Applications  
v python2.4-pexpect -  
v python2.5-pexpect

Note


Thanks to jipicy for this tip on the forum.
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