[SOLVED] How to return from shell 'read' command passed in expect script?
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How to return from shell 'read' command passed in expect script?
I have a shell script that calls an expect script I wrote to ssh login to another host and get user input regarding that host's network configuration. I pass four arguments to the expect script: the remote host ip address, the username, the password, and the list of commands to run. My expect script is below:
The script runs well, except that if I send a command such as 'read' that requires user input, the script does not continue or exit after the user presses enter. It just hangs.
The commands I pass to the expect script and it's call are as follows:
SCRIPT='hostname > response.txt;netstat -rn;read net_card?"What is the network interface card number? " >> response.txt; read net_mask?"What is the subnet mask? " >> response.txt'
I was able to fix my problem. What was missing was an 'interact' command following the read statement so that it would wait for user input (implemented through an if statement). I also moved the commands to be run into a separate -re $prompt block within the expect command and just called exp_continue at the end of the "*assword:" and "you sure you want to continue connecting" conditions. The updated code is below if anyone is interested: