PExpect on Windows System Using Cygwin

Sean DiZazzo half.italian at gmail.com
Fri Sep 25 05:04:03 CEST 2009


On Sep 24, 4:37 pm, Dave Angel <da... at ieee.org> wrote:
> Kevin Holleran wrote:
> > Hello,
>
> > I downloaded and installed the pexpect module and wrote a script.  All is
> > well and good, but the script proved to be pretty useful and now I was asked
> > to run it as a scheduled task up on a server to run periodically.  I was
> > intending on simply packaging it up with Py2Exe and moving it to the server
> > that way.
>
> > However, when I went to test it, I received this error....
>
> > Traceback (most recent call last):
> >   File "script.py", line 17, in <module>
> >     import pexpect
> >   File "lib\site-packages\pexpect.py", line 85, in <module>
> >     support it. Pexpect is intended for UNIX-like operating systems.""")
> > ImportError: No module named resource
>
> > A critical module was not found. Probably this operating system does not
> > support it. Pexpect is intended for UNIX-like operating systems.
>
> > So now I realize that when I was testing on my system, I run cygwin and so
> > everything worked fine....
>
> > Is there a .dll that I can copy with it or anything so that it works without
> > having to install cygwin on the server that will be hosting this scheduled
> > task?
>
> > Thanks for any help.
>
> > Kevin
>
> Why not just use the subprocess module?   It's built into the Windows
> distribution, and doesn't need cygwin.
>
> DaveA

Can subprocess pass things like passwords to running processes like
pexpect can?

~Sean



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