PExpect Cross-Platform Alternative

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Thu Feb 11 20:57:39 CET 2010


Nathan Farrar wrote:
> Hello Community,
> 
> Recently I've been automating lots of network operations tasks via
> simple python scripts.  Originally, I utilized paramiko but found that
> the module had issues working with cisco equipment.  I switched to
> pexpect and things have worked wonderfully since (I've been running this
> scripts in a Linux environment).  However, I was just tasked to get
> these scripts running in a windows environment and to my dismay very
> quickly realized that pexpect is not cross platform compatible.
> 
> Am I stuck, or are there solutions out there?
> 
It works pretty well under Cygwin (which also improves your Windows
scripting environment no end). Any chance you would be allowed to
install that?

regards
 Steve
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