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Re: Executing a program as another user

by wog (Curate)
on Feb 13, 2002 at 03:31 UTC ( #145055=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Executing a program as another user

You could use Expect.pm to have your program communicate with su through a tty.


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Re: Re: Executing a program as another user
by nomis80 (Sexton) on Feb 14, 2002 at 03:59 UTC
    Could you please supply some example? I have trouble simply understanding what Expect.pm is supposed to do. ;)
      Well, I guess the CPAN site I pointed to doesn't have really up-to-date documentation... More recent docs for Expect.pm are here, and would be helpful if you haven't already seen them. As for examples, the Expect package comes with a bunch of "tutorial" code, which can be seen here. (Link to web view of CVS; click on the reversion number to view anyone of those docs quickly...)

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