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getting remote output with expect
I'm working some embedded boxes with limited functionality. They run Linux(busybox shell). Its not fullfledged. only some of our custom code..
I need to reboot the box at times or run commands like top on it.
I tried my hands at using expect using simple expect, send, send_user sequences.
However, although I can login to the box, I cannot issue any other command once in.
I've tried to expect " # " thinking that it will wait for the # in the bash prompt and then send a command\r But doesnot help.
Can any one guide where I'm going wrong?