Bug 52624 - unable to run expect from bash function
unable to run expect from bash function
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: bash (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-08-27 08:10 EDT by Viorel Anghel
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:36 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-27 08:10:54 EDT
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Description Viorel Anghel 2001-08-27 08:10:50 EDT
Description of Problem:

expect hangs when called from a bash function (but run normally from a script).

then, it can killed only with kill -9.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

I'm not very sure if this is expect or bash related. I get the same behavior with bash-1.14.7-23.6x bash2-2.03-8 expect-5.28-35 on redhat linux 6.2

How Reproducible:


#function aa () {

cat <<EE | expect -f -

spawn telnet localhost 25

expect "Connected to" {

        sleep 1

        send -- "quit\r"

        expect eof







Steps to Reproduce:

1. run the above script (should be ok)

2. uncomment function definition and call from script and run again

3. should hang at 

  spawn telnet localhost 25

Actual Results:

it hangs. can be killed only with -9

Expected Results:

spawn telnet localhost 25 


Connected to localhost.localdomain.

Escape character is '^]'.


220 pie ESMTP Sendmail

221 pie closing connection

Connection closed by foreign host.

Additional Information:
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-08-27 08:19:23 EDT
Works here with bash-2.05-8 and expect-5.32.2-64

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