Excel Macro to read lines from Unix window

boynextdoor6

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Hi,

I am wondering if i can get help to develop an excel macro with which we can read lines from another window - unix window.

Sending commands to that window can be done using Send keys method, but now i need to read the result of the commands that i have sent to the unix window.

For example:

When i send keys "ls -t" command to the unix window, it will list all the files present in the directory. Now i have to check for one particular file name among the list. This is just an example, the thing is that i need to read those lines out of that window. Thanks a advance!

CPPCHAK@M025053 ~/sanity_automation/res
$ ls -t
pnrchg120615 pnrrgc120615 pnrope120615 pnrffp120615 pnrspk120615 pnrssr120615
pnrcon120615 pnracc120615 pnrsfr120615 pnrctc120615 pnrese120615 pnrsea120615
pnrbag120615 pnrpdi120615 pnrfar120615 pnrrmk120615 pnrosi120615 pnrhdr120615

Cheers!
Charan
 

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nise23

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This is definitely off topic here, but I have used Autohotkey to automate similar work processes in the past - reducing 30 keystrokes to 1 to get certain data from one program (SAP in my case) into Excel. They also have great forums where you can get help :)
 

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