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Expect is a tool for automating interactive applications such as telnet, ftp, passwd, fsck, rlogin, tip, etc. Expect really makes this stuff trivial. Expect 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.


Recent releases

  •  05 May 2006 07:16

    Release Notes: Numerous minor bugfixes and minor enhancements were made. MacOS support and multixterm support were improved.

    •  10 Sep 2003 23:58

      No changes have been submitted for this release.

      •  06 Apr 2003 05:08

        No changes have been submitted for this release.

        •  21 Sep 1999 23:24

          No changes have been submitted for this release.

          Recent comments

          15 Apr 2000 15:19 peterlperes

          I have just noticed that expect does not want to compile with tcl8.0.5. Its configure script expects tcl8.2.? at least. Additionally the is down now, and there are no mirrors anywhere to be found ?!

          The sources fail to compile on a number of symbols that (should ?) be defined in the tcl*/generic/tclPort.h file. There is also no previous (older) copy of expect sources anywhere to be found on the web (i.e. one that compiles with tcl8.0.5).


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