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glenn69 08-14-2008 02:36 PM

How do I insert a string to command iwconfig key ...
 
Hello,

I have a file with my WEP key saved to wepkey.txt.

I would like to insert the contents of wepkey.txt to the following command on the command line:

iwconfig wlan0 essid <myessid> key <contents of wepkey.txt>

I tried iwconfig wlan0 key < wepkey.txt, but I receive an error too few arguments

cat < wepkey.txt displays the contents. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks

P.S. This is more of a learning exercise for me than something I plan to do permanently.

arizonagroovejet 08-14-2008 02:42 PM

Try

Code:

iwconfig wlan0 essid <myessid> key `cat wepkey.txt`


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