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[ale] slaving a process
- Subject: [ale] slaving a process
- From: pete.hardie at dvsg.sciatl.com (Pete Hardie)
- Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2002 14:50:04 -0500
"Tommie M. Jones" wrote:
> I have a executable that I want to slave to a perl script.
> Basically it is a menu driven compiled program... we will call it 'Menu'
> I have a perl script that I want the Menu program to read stanard input
> too and write standard output too.
> The perl script I can change. The menu program I cannot.
> So given this I was thinking along the lines of
> menu_driver.pl | Menu > /tmp/named_pipe.out
> and then have menu_driver.pl read from the named_pipe.
> Will this work.
> Is there a better way.
expect is your friend. It's just the ticket for automating user input.
Pete Hardie | Goalie, DVSG Dart Team
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Scientific Atlanta, Digital Video Services Group
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