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Old 08-14-2008, 02:36 PM   #1
glenn69
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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.
 
Old 08-14-2008, 02:42 PM   #2
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Try

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


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