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[ale] slaving a process



I am not real familar with Expect however I know that Perl supports some
Jabber Friendly modules/libraries.

Actually I think I can use some of the system library modules and they
might support popen.  Looking at the man page it looks as if that is
exactly what I need

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On Tue, 5 Mar 2002, Pete Hardie wrote:

> "Tommie M. Jones" wrote:
> >
> > Actually Expect is not my friend.  I wanted to turn a process that is
> > usually run by telnet to a process that can be accessed from Jabber (or
> > some other IM). That is the purpose of this.
> >
> > I rethought the solution a bit and realized I need to execute this with a
> > System call inside the perl instead of the shell script.  Any other
> > suggestions.  Can the parent process control what the child process's
> > STDIN and STDOUT file handle is.
>
> If your Menu program reads only from stdin and write only to stdout, you're
> pretty much stuck calling it from a System or shell call.  If you were working
> in C/C++, I'd suggest popen().
>
> One thing though - I'm not familiar with the IM stuff, but how is it that you
> can easily call a perl script, but not an expect script?
>
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