[Trilug-ontopic] YAEQ (yet another Expect question)
gwbrown1 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 20 15:22:54 EST 2010
...and I'm happy to report it works perfectly!!
On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 3:20 PM, Greg Brown <gwbrown1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> oh, I wasn't bashing anything.. the "I don't have time to learn python"
> was a joke towards a friend of mine who always comes up with Python
> solutions to my Perl/Expect problems. I could have been more clear on that.
> He just like to rub it in that I should learn Python and he's right, if
> only for the time to squeeze it in somewhere.
> Thanks, I'll give your suggestion a try and I appreciate the assistance!!
> On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 3:12 PM, Michael Peters <mpeters at plusthree.com>wrote:
>> On 01/20/2010 03:02 PM, Greg Brown wrote:
>> my($which, $why, $match, $before, $after) = $ssh->expect(30,"greg*:");
>> This regular expression doesn't mean "greg"-followed-by-anything. It means
>> "greg"-followed-by-0-or-more-"g". So it matches greg, gregg, greggg, etc.
>> You need it to be "greg.*:".
>> Btw, this is same in just about any regular expression implementation
>> (Python, Perl, etc).
>> Any ideas? I'd really like to get this working.
>> Just a thought that you might get more helpful responses if you don't
>> first bash the technology before asking for help (that's how I interpreted
>> the "I don't have time to learn python" comment).
>> Michael Peters
>> Plus Three, LP
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