Help with TCL/Expect in Solaris 5.3


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Help with TCL/Expect in Solaris 5.3

I'm having this problem with a very simple tcl expect script that is running on Solaris 5.3 with TCL version 8.4.7 and expect version 5.0.


below is the simplified version of the code snippet, which I think has everything to illustrate the problem, the full version is at the very bottom in case:

script simply asks for the email address, and it will accept the first line and print it back out

send_user "Please enter email address"
expect_user {
-re ".*\n" {
puts $expect_out(0,string)
}
}


When I run this program, and I'm typing in the e-mail address, every time I hit the @ (basically shift 2) character it deletes the entire line I just typed. I'm VNC'd into my Solaris server, so I tried simply telnet'ing into the Solaris server and running the program and there it had no problem. It leads me to believe there is some hotkey perhaps when using VNC to a solaris server? Ironically though, the @ character only deletes lines when I'm typing input into an expect session, otherwise, just in the solaris command line, I can type the @ character no problem.

Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!






full version:

send_user "Please enter email address to which report mail will be sent "
expect_user {
-re ".*\n" {
if {[regexp "\[a-zA-Z]+@hotmail\.com" $expect_out(0,string)]} {
send_user "e-mail address accepted"
} else {
send_user "E-mail address is not in the right format, please re-ente
r:"
exp_continue
}
}
}
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DISLOCATE(1)						      General Commands Manual						      DISLOCATE(1)

NAME
Dislocate - disconnect and reconnect processes SYNOPSIS
dislocate [ program args... ] INTRODUCTION
Dislocate allows processes to be disconnected and reconnected to the terminal. Possible uses: o You can disconnect a process from a terminal at work and reconnect from home, to continue working. o After having your line be dropped due to noise, you can get back to your process without having to restart it from scratch. o If you have a problem that you would like to show someone, you can set up the scenario at your own terminal, disconnect, walk down the hall, and reconnect on another terminal. o If you are in the middle of a great game (or whatever) that does not allow you to save, and someone else kicks you off the ter- minal, you can disconnect, and reconnect later. USAGE
When run with no arguments, Dislocate tells you about your disconnected processes and lets you reconnect to one. Otherwise, Dislocate runs the named program along with any arguments. By default, ^] is an escape that lets you talk to Dislocate itself. At that point, you can disconnect (by pressing ^D) or suspend Dislo- cate (by pressing ^Z). Any Tcl or Expect command is also acceptable at this point. For example, to insert the contents of a the file /etc/motd as if you had typed it, say: send -i $out [exec cat /etc/motd] To send the numbers 1 to 100 in response to the prompt "next #", say: for {set i 0} {$i<100} {incr i} { expect -i $in "n"xt #" send -i $out "$i } Scripts can also be prepared and sourced in so that you don't have to type them on the spot. Dislocate is actually just a simple Expect script. Feel free to make it do what you want it to do or just use Expect directly, without going through Dislocate. Dislocate understands a few special arguments. These should appear before any program name. Each should be sep- arated by whitespace. If the arguments themselves takes arguments, these should also be separated by whitespace. The -escape flag sets the escape to whatever follows. The default escape is ^]. CAVEATS
This program was written by the author as an exercise to show that communicating with disconnected processes is easy. There are many fea- tures that could be added, but that is not the intent of this program. SEE ALSO
Tcl(3), libexpect(3) "Exploring Expect: A Tcl-Based Toolkit for Automating Interactive Programs" by Don Libes, O'Reilly and Associates, January 1995. AUTHOR
Don Libes, National Institute of Standards and Technology 7 October 1993 DISLOCATE(1)

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