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Re: calling a sh command which then asks for a password

by MZSanford (Curate)
on Oct 18, 2002 at 12:54 UTC ( #206291=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to calling a sh command which then asks for a password

The problem maybe the leading newline produced after the "!"; ... if you try the following it may work better :

open2(\*Reader,\*Writer, "/usr/tools/prog start"); Writer->autoflush(); print "password\n";

This may still not work. Programs built for security (like ssh) often open a new TTY to prevent snooping ... if that's the case, it also prevent STDIN redirections like this.

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[Eily]: marto I clearly don't have the thread knowledge to understand the importance of that example

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