[plug] .telnetrc or Expect for telnet automation?

Steve Baker bakes at corona.iinet.net.au
Fri Apr 23 06:53:10 WST 1999

On Thu, 22 Apr 1999, Peter Caffin wrote:

> On Sun, 18 Apr 1999, Andrew Howell wrote:
> To have workable screen settings when telnetting from a Linux console to a
> SCO box requires that you set the TERM variable to vt100 and then execute
> `stty erase <backspace>`. While that character can be added to the script
> using vi, the expect script ignores it..
> For now, I let it end at the end of `stty erase ` and manually press
> backspace and return (silly? yes, it feels it). Anyone heard of a better
> alternative?...

If expect ignores the backspace character, set the stty mode with two
characters: ie a '^' followed by a 'H', so you have 'stty erase ^H'.  The
stty command knows to read that as a single control character. 

Steve Baker,  aka  bakes at corona.iinet.net.au
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