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It allows you to automate Telnet, FTP, passwd, rlogin, and hundreds of other applications that normally require human interaction. Using Expect to automate these applications will allow you to speed up tasks and, in many cases, solve new problems that you never would have even considered before.
For example, you can use Expect to test interactive programs with no changes to their interfaces. Or wrap interactive programs with Motif-like front-ends to control applications by buttons, scrollbars, and other graphic elements with no recompilation of the original programs. Expect works with remote applications, too. Don Libes is the creator of Expect as well as the author of this book. In a down-to-earth and humorous style, he provides numerous examples of challenging real-world applications and how they can be automated using Expect to save you time and money.
Expect is the first of a new breed of programs based on Tcl, the Tool Command Language that is rocking the computer science community. Whether your interest is in Expect or interaction automation or you simply want to learn about Tcl and see how it has been used in real software, you will find Exploring Expect a treasure trove of easy-to-understand and valuable information.
Ouch, Those Programs Are Painful! A Very Brief Overview.
Preface This book is a tutorial for Expect, a software suite for automating interactive tools. Expect has turned out to be very popular. This is good and bad. Expect is not simply another language.
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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. If it had a reference style, I could see that point. Table of contents Preface. Contents 1 Introduction What Is Expect? I find dom index compete and easy to use and I frequently jump all around the book gleaning little nuggets of information. It employs inline dom and footnotes where a sidebar or a simple table would have been a welcome relief from flipping back and forth.