Re: Can expect deal with dialog generated by whiptail?
On Thu, Nov 08, 2007 at 03:36:05PM +0800, hhding.gnu wrote:
> I have some program which show some dialog by whiptail as UI to users,
> can I use expect to run the program without any interaction?
I would think not since expect will also see all the terminal control
codes used to make the dialog/whiptail UI. Also, I don't know what
happens if you try to run a dialog/whiptail program if it doesn't have a
tty for which to grab termcap data.
Your best bet is to provide the program with with a parameter that
causes it to forgo dialog/whiptail and just use standard IO. Similar to
debconf using readline instead of dialog.