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27472Re: [PBML] Redirect stdout in a larger statement

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  • Yaswanth
    Jul 11, 2013
      Hi Martin,

      We can use open2 using which we can read/write through different file
      handles. This should work for you.

      >perl -MIPC::Open2 -e 'open2(READ, WRITE,"sh"); print WRITE "echo Current
      time is:\n"; print WRITE "date\n"; close WRITE; @output = <READ>; close
      READ; print @output;'
      Current time is:
      Thu Jul 11 01:36:12 PDT 2013


      On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 7:25 PM, Martin McCormick <martin@...>wrote:

      > **
      > I have a small perl script which I found as an example that calls the
      > omshell, familiar to those who administer DHCP servers. You enter
      > commands and get output on stdout.
      > I want to capture all that output in a list as in
      > @omstrings = < theoutput >;
      > but so far, the magic syntax eludes me because the call to omshell is
      > part of a larger statement and attempts to use @omstrings = `omshell`,
      > something like that just confuses the script. Here it is, slightly
      > obfuscated to protect the crown jewels.
      > #!/usr/bin/perl -w
      > use strict;
      > my @omstrings;
      > my $mac = "aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff";
      > my $ip = "";
      > my $name = "zzzzokstate.edu";
      > #We need to start capturing output from the omshell.
      > open (OMSHELL, "|omshell") || die ("Unable to open omshell\n");
      > print OMSHELL "server\n";
      > print OMSHELL "port 7911\n";
      > print OMSHELL "key key_name \"IFiTOLDUIDHAVE2KILLU\"\n";
      > print OMSHELL "connect\n";
      > print OMSHELL "new host\n";
      > print OMSHELL "set name = \"$name\"\n";
      > print OMSHELL "set hardware-address = $mac\n";
      > print OMSHELL "set hardware-type = 1\n";
      > print OMSHELL "set ip-address = $ip\n";
      > print OMSHELL "create\n";
      > close (OMSHELL) || die "Unable to close omshell.\n";
      > As is, with the proper access credentials, this will
      > create a static bootP host on the DHCP server but we must
      > capture the output from omshell in order to check for errors and
      > process the IP address which is delivered in hexadecimal format
      > which will confuse some folks so they should not see it in that
      > form.
      > How do I capture all the output while omshell is open?
      > One thing that did work was to use standard unix I/O redirection
      > as in omshell >somefile but it would be more elegant to capture
      > all the output in a perl array and not write to a file unless
      > one needs to preserve it for some reason.
      > The fact that this is the omshell is almost irrelevant.
      > This is an external application that mostly produces standard
      > output so the same idea should work if you called /bin/csh or
      > /bin/bash.
      > Thanks to all for any constructive solutions.
      > Martin McCormick WB5AGZ Stillwater, OK
      > Systems Engineer
      > OSU Information Technology Department Telecommunications Services Group
      > Stillwater, Oklahoma

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