using KRON with interactive command? <Squeeze>

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Mar 29th, 2007
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Hi,


I need to schedule a automated periodic squeeze of a filesystem <don't ask... long story> on a 4500 switch running 12.2(31)SGA code. Problem is, the squeeze command has an interactive "...Continue?" prompt, which requires a simple <CR> to proceed. The KRON facility doesn't seem to like any keyboard-interactive commands like this.


I checked the listed operators on the squeeze command, there does not *appear* to be a way to supress the prompt.


Since this is a 45k with 12.2 based code, there's no rescue using a TCL script. :(


So... Question is, can anyone think of a creative way around this 'problem'? Is there a way to pass the carrige return needed to execute the squeeze operation on the same kron cli command line somehow?


Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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Edison Ortiz Thu, 03/29/2007 - 19:33
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I haven't tried myself but just a suggestion, how about using macro along with kron ?

reachonenetadm Thu, 06/21/2007 - 09:16
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my impression is that kron does not allow any command which requires user input, not even simple confirmation. Unless the copy command (or in my case the clear counters command) provides a switch to skip user prompts, then kron is not a viable solution.

reachonenetadm Thu, 06/21/2007 - 09:11
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I understand that you can use rancid allows you to script up such a task. They provide an example of "clear counters" which also requires a line feed confirmation. See http://www.shrubbery.net/rancid/FAQ and search for "clear counters".


cheers

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