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Hi there,

I need some help regarding the execution of shell script from expect as the method I am trying is giving me error. I wrote an shell program which takes two arguments to telnet to a device and saves the output in a file. Following is the script.

     # Directory where the log files will be stored


     if [ ! -e $DIR ]
       mkdir $DIR

     # Collect data from the router
     (echo "cic";\
     echo "cic123!";\
     echo "term len 0";\
     echo "show vlan  | e VLAN|enet|token|fddi|default|Vlan|vlan|-        0      0 |----|Type";\
     echo "q";\
     sleep 3)|telnet $1 > $DIR/$1.txt
	 awk '/active/ {print $1," ",$2}' $DIR/$1.txt > $DIR/$2.txt


Now when I try to call it from expect script then the following error occurs. Please guide me how to resolve this issue.

spawn /tmp/ PEAGG
/tmp/ test: argument expected

If I try to execute it using the below method then the same error is produced.

exec /tmp/ PEAGG
/tmp/ test: argument expected

however the script runs fine if I run from cli directly.


Last edited by pludi; 07-19-2011 at 06:58 PM..
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