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NAME ^

Net::CLI::Interact::Manual::Phrasebook - List of Supported CLIs

INTRODUCTION ^

The bundled phrasebook includes support for a variety of network device CLIs. Many were contributed by users of the module. If you set up a new CLI dictionary, please consider contributing it back! The phrasebook specification is given in Net::CLI::Interact::Phrasebook.

For each supported CLI, there is a name which must be passed in the personality option to Net::CLI::Interact's new() method; this is the same as the directory containing the phrasebook file.

After that, you can call the included Macros, and the module will use the included Prompt to match the current state of the CLI. More information is available in the Tutorial and Cookbook.

PERSONALITIES ^

See the files themselves at the following link for full details: https://github.com/ollyg/Net-CLI-Interact/tree/master/lib/Net/CLI/Interact/phrasebook.

SUPPORTING A NEW DEVICE ^

In order to support a new device, particularly for the Net::Appliance::Session module, there is a basic set of prompts and macros you must create.

Required Prompts

With SSH, no user prompt is required, but for other transports you should include a prompt named user which matches the "Username:" prompt presented by the device.

 # example only!
 prompt user
     match /[Uu]sername/

With all transports you must provide a pass prompt which matches the "password:" prompt presented by the device.

 # example only!
 prompt pass
     match /[Pp]assword: ?$/

The last essential prompt is of course a simple command line prompt match, and this should be named generic.

 # example only!
 prompt generic
     match /> ?$/

Desirable Prompt and Macros

To cleanly disconnect from your device session, you might want to include a macro named disconnect with the relevant command. Note there is no need for a match statement in this macro, as the device should have detached!

 # example only!
 macro disconnect
     send exit

For paging support, include either only a prompt macro, or two macros named enable_paging and disable_paging, depending on what the device requires. In all cases, there must be one substitution ("%s") which is where the number of page lines will be inserted into the command.

 # example only!
 macro paging
     send terminal length %s

For privileged mode (super-user) support, include a prompt named privileged first, and then include macros named begin_privileged and end_privileged to enter and leave the mode, respectively. Note that both macros will require explicit match statements, because the prompt encountered after issuing the command will be different to that encountered before.

 # example only!
 prompt privileged
     match /# ?$/
 
 macro begin_privileged
     send enable
     match user or pass or privileged
 
 macro end_privileged
     send disable
     match generic

Similarly for configure mode, include a prompt named configure first, and then include macros named begin_configure and end_configure to enter and leave the mode, respectively. Note that both macros will require explicit match statements, because the prompt encountered after issuing the command will be different to that encountered before.

 # example only!
 prompt configure
     match /\(config[^)]*\)# ?$/
 
 macro begin_configure
     send configure terminal
     match configure
 
 macro end_configure
     send exit
     match privileged
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