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How do I do an interactive rlogin in Perl?

by senor_fjord (Initiate)
on Oct 18, 2000 at 00:07 UTC ( #37230=categorized question: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Contributed by senor_fjord on Oct 18, 2000 at 00:07 UTC
Q&A  > network programming


I need to run a program on many different machines at once. The only way I can get into them is rlogin (and it doesn't prompt me for the password when I log in). I'd like to automate (using perl) logging into a list of machines and running a program on each.

Note that the program I want to launch is interactive, including an X Windows GUI.

Answer: How do I do an interactive rlogin in Perl?
contributed by Russ

Since you have rlogin, you should also have rsh. So:

qx( rsh $host "$command" );
Answer: How do I do an interactive rlogin in Perl?
contributed by Anonymous Monk

You can use Expect:

Expect->spawn("/usr/bin/rlogin -l $user $host");

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