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Automates interactive applications

Expect automates interactive applications such as telnet, ftp, passwd, fsck, rlogin, tip, etc. It is also useful for testing these same applications. And by adding Tk, you can also wrap interactive applications in X11 GUIs. Expect can make easy all sorts of tasks that are prohibitively difficult with anything else. You will find that Expect is an absolutely invaluable tool - using it, you will be able to automate tasks that you've never even thought of before - and you'll be able to do this automation quickly and easily.


User FAQ available in HTML format from http://expect.nist.gov/FAQ.html; User README available in HTML format from http://expect.nist.gov/README.distribution


Download version 5.40.0 (stable)
released on 30 January 2004

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PublicDomainJanet Casey4 June 2002

Leaders and contributors

Don Libes Maintainer

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Software prerequisites

Required to useTcl/tk

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 29 May 2010.


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