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Sending an input to a running application.

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Hi Iam new to perl and need a help to send inputs to an running application :

I am running an application XXXX , and when it starts i am passing a file name called "connect.spb" and after the application connects to the server i am sending filename "accept.spb" as a parameter.

BL31DL385:$ ./XXXX

This is XXXX (Reproducer by Order or RelaY)

XXXX> @connect.spb

XXXX>Opening connect.spb

Initialised TCP Listener on BL31DL385 (port: 15331)


XXXX> Opening accept.spb

So basically Input parameters are @connect.spb and @accept.spb.
After getting first string application will connect to the client ,
Then wait for the input and when accept parameter is given communication established succesfully.

MyQuestion##can we automate this using a script which will first run the application XXXX, and then pass the connect.spb and accept.spb as input.
Oct 6 '09 #1
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You can try using the Expect module in Perl, but it might be easier to figure out how to use the actual expect program in Unix.


Oct 7 '09 #2

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Thanks Jeff for this useful information , I'll try with Expect module.
Oct 7 '09 #3

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