Kyle Burton on Mon, 4 Oct 1999 09:41:49 -0400 (EDT)

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Re: [Plug] expect problem

> It started as Redhat 5.1, but I've upgraded a number of things, including the
> kernel to 2.2.11

I'm not having this problem under redhat 6.0, ymmv.

> How can I check this when I get home tonight?  I don't know much about ptys other
> than "pseudo terminal".

I know it's an option in the kernel configuration when you build a kernel.
Also, I think you can check to see if you have a directory /dev/pts, if you
do, then your system is configured for unix98 ptys.  If you have it, there
should be a file in there for each 'terminal' you have open.

> >  Can you run the expect script at root?
> No.

Why not?  Don't you have root access to your box?

> Wow, looks interesting.  Should be a lot of fun to play with.

Simple smoke and mirrors with shell redirection.  That's one of the things
I love about the shell, and about unix in general -- everything's a file,
and a stream of data.  If you can't do something one way, there's usualy
another.  It's Unix, you win (tm).


"Success covers a multitude of blunders." 
    -- George Bernard Shaw                  

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