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Old 11-10-2017, 08:34 AM
Hang Hang is offline
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use ReadString to match a regular expression


I like a script to match a regular expression to make it more universal but when I try it out, it doesn't work. I get an error saying ReadString need to match with a string.

I know the regex I have there works for what I need to match because I have tested.

# $language = "python"
# $interface = "1.0"
import re

def Main():

	p = re.compile("([\*[A|B].*\#])")
	szPrompt = p

	objTab = crt.GetScriptTab()
	objTab.Screen.Synchronous = True
	objTab.Screen.IgnoreEscape = True

	szCommand = "show card"
	objTab.Screen.Send(szCommand + "\n")

	szResult = objTab.Screen.ReadString(szPrompt)



Last edited by Hang; 11-10-2017 at 08:37 AM.
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:18 AM
ekoranyi ekoranyi is offline
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Hi Hang,

ReadString does not currently support the use of regex. You must specify a specific string to capture to. This is also true for WaitForString\s.

I have recorded your interest in our database of SecureCRT feature requests so that the product director can evaluate it for possible inclusion in a future release.

Should a version of SecureCRT become available with this feature, we will be sure to let you know.

If you would like to be contacted directly please send an email to Support@VanDyke.com with "Feature Request Forum Post 12892" in the subject line.

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