simulating console input
Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Thu Sep 2 15:33:00 GMT 2010
On 9/2/2010 3:47 AM, Peter MÃ¼nster wrote:
> I would like to run a Dos program, that needs keyboard input (just one "Y"),
> automatically via "make" in an ssh-session.
> How could I simulate the "Y" keypress?
> "echo Y | DosProgram.exe" does not work...
> The keypress is accepted only in a dos-console.
Then add this fact - the SSH server uses ptys. So your program will not
work with a single character put in the input buffer. One could
envision using 'yes' to fill the buffer of the pipe that the Windows program
interprets the pty to be. Perhaps a nicer alternative is to build the
problematic program with Cygwin, if that's an option, so that it will
understand the pty.
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
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