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Re: regular expression matching in expect

by hbm (Hermit)
on Aug 10, 2012 at 00:45 UTC ( #986633=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to regular expression matching in expect

Am i taking the right approach

Having done a lot of this, I would:

  1. Set up an ssh-key, to log in automatically without Expect - as a non-root user.
  2. Write one Expect script for each of the (few?) commands that are interactive.
  3. Write one straightforward wrapper to tie it all together.
  4. Enable the non-root user to run the wrapper with sudo.

Something like this:

ssh admin@host "sudo /path/to/"

Where the wrapper might:

... die("...") if system("/path/to/")!=0; die("...") if system("/path/to/")!=0; ...

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