Software Details

Expect 5.43.0


Platform: Solaris
Category: Developer Tools > Programming



Overview:
Programming utility

Details:

Expect is a program that "talks" to other interactive programs according to a script. Following the script, Expect knows what can be expected from a program and what the correct response should be. An interpreted language provides branching and high-level control structures to direct the dialogue. In addition, the user can take control and interact directly when desired, afterward returning control to the script.

Expectk is a mixture of Expect and Tk. It behaves just like Expect and Tk's wish. Expect can also be used directly in C or C++ (that is, without Tcl). See libexpect(3).
The name "Expect" comes from the idea of send/expect sequences popularized by uucp, kermit and other modem control programs. However unlike uucp, Expect is generalized so that it can be run as a user-level command with any program and task in mind. Expect can actually talk to several programs at the same time.

Executable Path: /usr/local/bin/expect


Available to:
  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
Installed in the following computing labs:
  • Gateway Lab 2305
AFS client:

Can be run from any  Solaris PC that is configured as an AFS client
Remote Access:

Can be run from any  Windows, Linux, or Mac PC using an XServer application.
Download Filesize:
Not available for download.

Last Updated: June 29, 2017