Posted on 2006-01-20 20:40:59-08 by manuel

Hi, I usually use expect_after and expect_before with expect to control timeout's and eof in my scripts:

! /usr/bin/expect

spawn ssh manuel@linux01
set timeout 2

expect_before  {
        timeout {puts "timeout before"; exit}
expect_after  {
        eof {puts "eof after"; exit}

expect {
        "assword: " {send "password"}

I tried something similar with, but it doesn't work:

use strict;
use Expect;

my $exp = new Expect();

my @param=qw(root@linux);
$exp->spawn("ssh",@param) || die ("error en comando: $! \n");

$exp->exp_before( 'timeout', \&timeout);

$exp->exp_after( 'eof', \&eof);


sub timeout {
print "algo por timeout\n";

sub eof {
print "algo por eof\n";

Why exp_before don't work like expect_before? Regards

Posted on 2006-02-06 10:34:12-08 by rgiersig in response to 1669

Short answer: I didn't need exp_before and exp_after (I prefer to use the callback style and write out all the possibilities explicitely), so I didn't invest anything into the code (just took the code that Austin had written).

How about writing it like this:

             [ "assword", sub { $exp->send("$password\r\n"); } ],
             [ 'timeout', \&timeout ],
             [ 'eof', \&eof ],

Posted on 2006-03-04 16:36:31-08 by manuel in response to 1760

It's not what I want, but it works. thank's

(This article is based on a thread on the CPAN::Forum.)