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I've written a script to handle quick copying of passwords to the clipboard:

#!/usr/bin/expect -f

spawn -noecho zsh
expect "$ "
send "pass show -c "
interact
exit

This script is launched like this:

urxvt -e /home/user/pass_script.sh

The script runs well, but after finishing, the spawned urxvt terminal needs to close. It doesn't do so as of now. How can I make sure it does?

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    does it auto close for other commands like urxvt -e sleep 5? if yes, try urxvt -e expect -d /home/user/pass_script.sh and see what's the problem.
    – pynexj
    Nov 27, 2018 at 13:51
  • That code is fine. The problem, I'm guessing, is what the pass command does after you hit enter. Does it ever end? Nov 27, 2018 at 18:14
  • @pynexj: yes, it does close after running urxvt -e sleep 5. running with debug flag doesn't show me what goes wrong; the script will just copy my password to clipboard and return with a new prompt (instead of exiting). @glenn jackman: well, I have to add my desired password ID after the already entered "pass show -c ". After entering my ID, zsh will return with a prompt instead of exiting. Nov 27, 2018 at 18:38
  • just replace interact with expect "$ "
    – pynexj
    Nov 28, 2018 at 3:36

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This works:

#!/usr/bin/expect -f
set timeout -1
spawn -noecho bash
expect "$ "
send "pass show -c " 
interact -nobuffer \r return
expect "Copied"
sleep 0.05

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