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Old 08-31-2005, 06:22 AM
s.balon s.balon is offline
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Convert .csf to .vsb

Hi folks.

I have a lot of script in .csf format.

Not complicate but only to logon onto devices.

It basicly like that :


the most impressive is like that :-) :

send("telnet /sour f 0/0\r");

Do you have a script or a tools to convert into .vbs or something readable by SecureCRT 5.x

Thank in advance.

Steve Balon
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Old 09-01-2005, 12:41 PM
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Hello Steve,
Originally Posted by s.balon
Do you have a script or a tools to convert into .vbs or something readable by SecureCRT 5.x

Thank in advance.

Steve Balon
Due to the complexities involved in going from a .csf script to a .vbs script, we do not have a tool that can accomplish this. The translations will need to be done by hand. However, if the .csf script is comprised of simple expect and send phrases, with no comments, I might have a script that may help.

A while back, we wrote an example script to show simple file access and handling routines. It was designed to read a file, process the data line by line, and output another file. As an example, the script was designed to read .csf format send and expect statements and output the corresponding .vbs command. I will post it below as an example, but you may be able to use it as a base to help convert your files.
' csf-vbscript-converter.vbs
' DESCRIPTION: Script that will convert basic expect/send
'              .csf files to equivalent vbscript files.
'   USAGE:
'           (Windows XP and newer): Run the script and you
'           will be able to browse to the file you wish to
'           convert. Alternatively, drag and drop files
'           from Windows Explorer onto a shortcut to this
'           script.
'           (Earlier Windows OS versions): Drag and drop .csf
'           files from Windows Explorer onto a shortcut to
'           this script.
'  Outputs: each .csf file provided is read in and an
'           equivalent .vbs file is saved in the same folder
'           as the existing file. Currently the only lines that
'           are converted are lines that consist of send(); or
'           expect(); statements.
' Example .CSF scripts
'     send("********\r");
'     expect(">");
'     send("enable\r");
'     expect("assword:");
'     send("********\r");
'     expect("ord:");
'     send("apassword\r");
'     expect(">");
'     send("enable\r");
'     expect("assword:");
'     send("mypassword\r");
'     send("telnet\r");
'     expect(":");
'     send("superpwd\r");
'     expect(">");
'     send("enable\r");
'     expect("assword:");
'     send("extrapwd\r");

Dim g_vArgs, g_shell, g_fso
Set g_vArgs = WScript.Arguments
Set g_shell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set g_fso   = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")


Sub Main()
    Dim nIndex, szArgs

    szResults = "Results of the script converter:" & vblf & _
                "------------------------------------------" & vblf
    If g_vArgs.Count < 1 then
        ' See if we can successfully browse for a file...
        szFileToConvert = BrowseForFile
        if szFileToConvert = "" then exit sub
        if szFileToConvert = "__NO_BROWSER__" then        
            MsgBox "Select a list of files in Windows Explorer," & vblf & _
                 "then drag-and-drop them onto a shortcut to this script."
            exit sub
        end if
        MsgBox szResults & ConvertFile(szFileToConvert)
        exit sub
    end if

    For nIndex = 0 To g_vArgs.Count - 1
        szResults = szResults & ConvertFile(g_vArgs(nIndex)) & vblf
    MsgBox szResults

End Sub

Function ConvertFile(szFile)
    If g_fso.FileExists(szFile) <> True then
        ConvertFile = "File not found: " & szFile
        exit function
    end if
    If Instr(g_fso.GetExtensionName(szFile), "csf") < 1 then
        ConvertFile = "Skipped non .csf file: " & szFile
        exit function
    end if
    ' Set up a filestream object so that we can read in the entire .csf file and
    ' perform massive REPLACE operations on the data.  Then, we'll write the
    ' modified version out to a file with the same basename + .vbs extension.
    Dim objFileStream
    Set objFileStream = g_fso.OpenTextFile(szFile, 1, False)
    szOldFileText = objFileStream.ReadAll
    Set objFileStream = Nothing
    szNewFileText = "# $language = ""VBScript""" & vbcrlf & _
                    "# $interface = ""1.0""" & vbcrlf & _
                    "' Converted from .csf file: " & szFile & vbcrlf & _
                    "' on " & Date & vbcrlf & vbcrlf & _
                    "crt.Screen.Synchronous = true" & vbcrlf & vbcrlf & _
    szNewFileText = Replace(szNewFileText, "send(", "crt.screen.send(")
    szNewFileText = Replace(szNewFileText, ");", ")")
    szNewFileText = Replace(szNewFileText, "expect(", "crt.screen.WaitForString(")
    szNewFileText = Replace(szNewFileText, "\r", """ & vbcr & """)
    szNewFileText = Replace(szNewFileText, "& vbcr & """"", "& vbcr")
    szNewFileName = g_fso.GetParentFolderName(szFile) & _
                    "\" & g_fso.GetBaseName(szFile) & _
    Set objFileStream = g_fso.OpenTextFile(szNewFileName, 2, true)
    objFileStream.Write szNewFileText
    ConvertFile = "Converted: " & szNewFileName        
End function

Function BrowseForFile()
    On Error Resume Next
    ' Based on information obtained from
    ' http://blogs.msdn.com/gstemp/archive/2004/02/17/74868.aspx
    ' NOTE: Will only work with WindowsXP since other OS's
    '       don't have a UserAccounts.CommonDialog ActiveX
    '       object registered.
    Set objDialog = CreateObject("UserAccounts.CommonDialog")
    If Err.Number <> 0 then
        ' The UserAccounts.CommonDialog is available by default
        ' on Windows XP, but not earlier.
        BrowseForFile = "__NO_BROWSER__"
        On Error Goto 0
        exit function
    end if
    On Error Goto 0
    objDialog.Filter = "CSF Script Files|*.csf|All Files|*.*"
    objDialog.FilterIndex = 1
    objDialog.InitialDir = "C:\Temp"
    nResult = objDialog.ShowOpen

    If nResult = 0 Then
        MsgBox "Cancel"
        BrowseForFile = objDialog.FileName
    End If

End function
Please let me know if this example helps.


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