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# 8  
Old 08-17-2011
Can you try the following. Edit your expect script and remove #!/usr/bin line, not sure what it is doing in your expect script and change #!/usr/bin/expect to #!/usr/bin/expect -f

See if that makes any difference.

And from your control script, instead of calling it like sh ./<expectscript> ipaddr, call it like this:

/usr/bin/expect <expectscript> ipaddr

Something like this:
/usr/bin/expect /pathtoyouscript/list-int $ipadd

Last edited by dude2cool; 08-17-2011 at 12:35 PM.. Reason: edit
# 9  
Old 08-17-2011
OK, first change didn't accomplish anything.
Second change, calling via /usr/bin/expect<expectscript> ipadd, with trace running outputs:
~/Scripts$ ./get-int
+ read ipadd
+ echo
+ export ipadd
+ /usr/bin/expect list-int
can't read "1": no such variable
    while executing
"set device $1"
    (file "list-int" line 6)

So changing the method of calling the script has stopped the argument being passed by the looks of it...

Last edited by vbe; 08-17-2011 at 01:41 PM.. Reason: code tags!!!!
# 10  
Old 08-17-2011
One more change, in your expect script change your set device $1 to

set device [lindex $argv 0]

Keep all the other change from above intact.
# 11  
Old 08-17-2011
Your are star, that's solved it. obviously i need more research on passing arguments !!

Many thanks again, superb...
# 12  
Old 08-17-2011
Glad I could be of some help. Have fun with expect, it is a great tool.
# 13  
Old 08-17-2011
Best Regards to you...Thank You.
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