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Old 10-30-2014, 10:15 AM   #1
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Scheduled Interactive shell script possible?


Is it possible to provide user input (via terminal input) for a shell script that has been scheduled?
A script that looks something like below scheduled via "at" or a cronjob:

#!/bin/bash
echo "Enter something"
read str
echo "String is $str"
 
Old 10-30-2014, 02:05 PM   #2
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Possible

Research the program 'expect' and consider allocation a virtual terminal for the run.
Better to re-engineer the applciation so it has an 'unattended' mode, but such automation IS possible.
 
  


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