It was how it was being passed to the expect script.! When the system
line was changed to pass all the args in one line i.e.
system ("/root/grab\-config $_ NetHop\-TFTP\-Access J65RFKJ86YT
it came back fine.
Once more saved from beating my head of the walls by ILUG.
On 6/8/05, Niall O Broin <niall at magicgoeshere.com> wrote:
> On 8 Jun 2005, at 11:11, Martin Pegman wrote:
>> > I have a little perl script to grab IP addresses form a hostname file
> > and pass them one by one to a working expect script to pull config
> > from cisco routers etc.
> > If I change the system line in the script (below) and paste the single
> > line output to the shell all works fine. However the perl script just
> > disapears with no errors.
>> What do you mean exactly ? Does the perl script not actually run the
> script /root/grab\-config for you?
>> > As you can see form the script I'm new to Perl so any pointers or
> > better ways to do this are appreciated.
>> Well, you're escaping too much, but better too much than too little :-)
> and you have a couple of tautologies, but no matter - that script
> appears to do what you appear to want :-) So, the first thing to figure
> out is if the expect script is actually getting called at all. the next
> thing to look at is how you've split up the arguments to system - you
> could try putting them all into one string.
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