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Old 06-01-2006, 05:47 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2002
Location: Midwest
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Trouble calling 'expect' from bash

I have written a small expect script which I want to call from
another bash script. I have set up the bash script to call the
expect script like this:
#! /bin/bash
. /usr/local/bin/expect-script

Unfortunately, I keep getting the error message:

"spawn: command not found, couldn't read file "Password:" " etc.

The expect script works perfectly when initiated from the
command line, so somehow trying to call it from a bash script
is causing a problem. I suspect that the initiating line
#! /usr/bin/expect in the expect script is not being executed
properly to call the expect program.

I have tried to include the expect statements in the bash script but
get the same or similar message. I somehow need to invoke 'expect'
and input these commands from bash.

Is there a way to do this?
Old 06-01-2006, 08:05 PM   #2
Registered: Jun 2002
Location: Midwest
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 355

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I see the mistake; shouldn't have called the expect as source.

Works fine.


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