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Old 12-28-2007, 11:52 AM   #1
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Expect Utility and Telnet

Can anyone tell me how I can simply using expect, telnet to a host, get the login prompt, end the telnet session right there and then send the results to variable.

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Connected to
Escape character is '^]'
Connection to closed

but instead:

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# in the script.  # Open a telnet session to a remote server, and wait for a prompt.

spawn telnet $remote_server
# Exit the telnet session.
send "exit\r"

# Capture the results of the command into a variable. This can be displayed, or written to disk.

set results $expect_out(buffer

Last edited by metallica1973; 12-28-2007 at 12:03 PM.
Old 12-28-2007, 02:58 PM   #2
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Your script looks good but you just need to send "^]\rquit\r" instead of exit.


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