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spawn $command

Posted on 2009-05-16
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I have been trying all day, with no luck.  When I run this code, I always get an error.  What is the correct way to spawn a command from a string?  This should be so simple!  What is wrong with tcl?  I have been trying all day now.  I have tried doing it lots of different ways but with no luck.  Any help is GREATLY GREATLY appreciated.  I have also tried with #!/usr/bin/expect -f, but that didn't work either.

When I run this, I get the error below.  This is copy/pasted directly from my terminal.

$ ./test.exp
spawn ssh -p 22 localhost
Bad port ' 22 localhost'
#!/usr/bin/expect --
 
set command "-p 22 localhost"
spawn ssh [split $command]
interact

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#!/usr/bin/expect --

set command "ssh -p 22 localhost"
spawn {*}[split $command]
interact

I want to punch the inventor of tcl/expect in the face... how was I supposed to do this prior to tcl version 8.5?  I have no idea why this works and just doing a split doesn't work.  So frustrating.

http://wiki.tcl.tk/17158
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