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Old 07-11-2004, 04:34 PM   #1
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CGI script problem: Send/Expect command echo on webpage


I am writing a CGI script which calls a perl script to remotely login to a machine using send/expect commands. Problem is that all those messages get
printed on webpage. How to tackle these ?
Kindly let me know.....

Rajat Garg
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Old 07-11-2004, 05:15 PM   #2
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assuming that you are using Apache, look for "Apache CGI howto" via
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Everything printed to stdout inside a CGI-script is sent to the browser. The browser tries to make something from it. I think you must do something like

my $reply=`MyExpectScript`;

Note: use backticks!!!!!

Now everything your script prints is put as a string in $reply.

So the next code will be

# do something with the data in $reply
print "..... the results you want to see....."

for instance if you just want to show all the lines on your screen

for my $line (split(/\n/,$reply)) {
print "$line<BR>\n";


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