[Tutor] Capture telnet output to a file?

Kent Johnson kent37 at tds.net
Mon Oct 16 20:00:55 CEST 2006

dpotter at nc.rr.com wrote:
> Hello,
> I am trying to capture telnet output to a file.  For example I want to
> telnet into a router and run the command “show arp” and be able to
> capture all the arp information that normally would show up on the
> screen to a file on my system.    I am using python and pexpect to
> backup my router configurations on a daily basis, but for this the
> router has the option to send the configuration via tftp to a server,
> there is no option to send normal screen data to a file.  Any ideas?

You might be able to do this using telnetlib instead of pexpect.


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