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Recording user input from interactive shell script


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Recording user input from interactive shell script

Hello, I want to start out by saying that I am fairly new to scripting and am looking for someone that can point me in the right direction.

Basically what I need is a way to run a interactive script that will prompt users with questions weather that be yes/no or a specific answer.. I want to be able to record the users input into a answer file so I can run the script unattended on another server.. I have searched and searched but I can't seem to find anything on the subject.. Is it possible? Can maybe some point me in the right direction.

Any help would be appreciated\

thanks

Steven
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Welcome to the forum.

Your request is somewhat ambiguous. Try to be more specific, with code and data samples (both in "code tags"). Do you
- want to log the interactive answers? What keeps you from echoing them to a log file?
- want to read answers from a previously created file? Did you consider "input redirection"?
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Originally Posted by RudiC
Welcome to the forum.

Your request is somewhat ambiguous. Try to be more specific, with code and data samples (both in "code tags"). Do you
- want to log the interactive answers? What keeps you from echoing them to a log file?
- want to read answers from a previously created file? Did you consider "input redirection"?
Ok, sorry, so basically I want to write a shell script that will ask you what script you want to run and then it will run script and record the users answer in a answer file and then use pssh to push the script and answer file to a bunch of servers and run it with the answer file.. I don't have any code yet cause I can't seem to get past the first part of the new script.. So the reason I can't use echo is cause the idea is the script I am writing should be able to run any script and record the answers and push the script and answers to the remote server.. So I can't alter the other scripts. I can't figure out how to use one script to run another script and record the answers.
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you can use script, from man script:

script - make typescript of terminal session
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