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Reading from a text file

Reading from a text file

I have a script that will telnet to a switch and do a sh run on the switch. This works fine for one switch.

However, I need to run this for over 200 switches now and as I am a networks guy and not a scripter, I need a bit of help.

Can someone help me to read in an IP address and then read the sh run output to a text file? I'm completely useless at this (Im not a scripter) so if there's code available could someone post it if that's ok?

Thanks in advance.

RE: Reading from a text file

The text file with multiple-line of ip address with file path x:\abc\def.txt

You read it line by line like this.

set fso=createobject("scripting.filesystemobject")
set ots=fso.opentextfile(fspec)
do while not ots.endofstream
    s=ots.readline     'this is your ip address for instance
    'do thing with the info s
set ots=nothing
set fso=nothing

You must prepare the text file as such no empty lines etc. I said this just because you demonstrate some lack of skill to elaborate the demo.

To redirect the output to a text file, append the part to the line you are working with.

fspec="x:\abc\pqr.txt" commandline & ">" & fspec

RE: Reading from a text file

Brilliant tjusi.

I can now read in the lines one by one - however, it will get to the last IP address and keep telnetting to this i.e. looping.

Also, I am creating a dynamic file as below:


slog = "c:\log\"  & s & " " & Right("0" & Day(Date), 2) & Right("0" & Month(Date), 2) & Year(Date) & ".log"

set logfile=fso.opentextfile(slog,8,true)

wscript.echo now() commandline & ">" & slog

Is this how I should be redirecting the output or have I missed something? The log isn't creating...

RE: Reading from a text file

I had a typo up there.
>[/tt]do while not ots.endofstream[/tt]
should be read
do while not ots.atendofstream

As to your new question, since your slog contains some blank space you should do this instead.
> commandline & ">" & slog commandline & ">" & chr(34) & slog & chr(34)

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