[clug] ssh to box, run shell command, then leave shell open?

Andrew Janke a.janke at gmail.com
Fri Apr 15 00:11:35 MDT 2011

On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 16:04, Carlo Hamalainen
<carlo.hamalainen at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 3:50 PM, Andrew Janke <a.janke at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Is this is a use case for an expect script?
> Probably - I got the impression that 'expect' was for automating some
> task from start to finish. Can I have it give me the shell back when
> it's done with the custom commands?

My understanding is yes but I haven't ever wanted to do this.

Look I can use google!:


Sorry I can't give an exact answer.

Ok, just went and looked, answer is yes (I think)

cai-harold:~$ cat script.exp
#! /usr/bin/expect -f

spawn ssh cai-george
send -- "hostname\n"

expect eof


Seems to do what I expect. (ha pun!)


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