[lug] advice for scripting modem....

Jason Davis mohadib at openactive.org
Thu Nov 18 16:40:34 MST 2004

On Thu, 2004-11-18 at 10:34, Jason Davis wrote:
> Hello,
>  My company connects to other companies via a modem and transfers files
> with zmodem. We have scripted this with perl and minicom. However , it
> does not work in cron. We have researched and hacked to try to get this
> working in cron , but we still have had no luck.
>  So, I am seeking advice on how to do this correctly. Should I script
> another dialer program? Does anyone know of a pkg or lib that will let
> me do this easily using perl,java or php? I would prefer a less hackish
> approach.
> TIA,
> jd

Hello , 
 FYI , I wound up using CKermit. Very scriptable :) and less fuss
than minicom ... plus it runs out of crontab ok :)


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