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Did you read this bit in the pod?:

The methods login() and cmd() use the prompt setting in the object to determine when a login or remote command is complete. Those methods will fail with a time-out if you don't set the prompt correctly.

Use a combination of print() and waitfor() as an alternative to login() or cmd() when they don't do what you want.


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    [stevieb]: it's a reminder to re-inforce it :P
    [atcroft]: james28909: That particular questions was a bit of trick, actually (depending on the country you are in). More interesting is, if you are trying to subtract from an epoch time, for instance, you might have to consider when/if DST occurs for a location,
    [atcroft]: because you may have to adjust the number of seconds you change from an epoch from 86400 (not to mention leap seconds)....
    [atcroft]: james28909: Although if your program is using a database, you might be able to "pass the buck" to the database and ask it to do the date change for you....
    [stevieb]: ++ atcroft

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