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Old 10-02-2003, 09:53 PM   #1
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Unhappy How to use expect

Please help me with the expect utility.

I need to scp some files to a remote server. I have the script below:

#!/usr/bin/expect -f
set myhost
spawn scp -pr /root/temp/ $myhost:/usr/local/inventory
expect $myhost
send "AbcDeFg\n"

This script works if the password is correct and the server is running. The problem is how to care of the following:
1. When the password is wrong, the program stops and does not timeout because another prompt appears and it is wating user input.
2. When the remote server is down/hanging, the program also hangs and does not timeout.

How can I fix this? Please help.


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