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ngoma84 / expecting.md
Created Feb 2, 2018 — forked from Fluidbyte/expecting.md
Basic principles of using tcl-expect scripts
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Intro

TCL-Expect scripts are an amazingly easy way to script out laborious tasks in the shell when you need to be interactive with the console. Think of them as a "macro" or way to programmaticly step through a process you would run by hand. They are similar to shell scripts but utilize the .tcl extension and a different #! call.

Setup Your Script

The first step, similar to writing a bash script, is to tell the script what it's executing under. For expect we use the following:

#!/usr/bin/expect
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ngoma84 / bash_iniparse.sh
Created Feb 22, 2018 — forked from splaspood/bash_iniparse.sh
Parsing INI Files with Bash
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cfg.parser () {
fixed_file=$(cat $1 | sed 's/ = /=/g') # fix ' = ' to be '='
IFS=$'\n' && ini=( $fixed_file ) # convert to line-array
ini=( ${ini[*]//;*/} ) # remove comments
ini=( ${ini[*]/#[/\}$'\n'cfg.section.} ) # set section prefix
ini=( ${ini[*]/%]/ \(} ) # convert text2function (1)
ini=( ${ini[*]/=/=\( } ) # convert item to array
ini=( ${ini[*]/%/ \)} ) # close array parenthesis
ini=( ${ini[*]/%\( \)/\(\) \{} ) # convert text2function (2)
ini=( ${ini[*]/%\} \)/\}} ) # remove extra parenthesis
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