USENIX Tenth System Administration Conference (LISA
How to Avoid Learning Expect -or- Automating Automating Interactive
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Expect is a tool for automating interactive programs. Expect is
controlled by writing Tcl scripts, traditionally a manual process.
This paper describes Autoexpect - a tool that generates Expect
scripts automatically by watching actual interactions and then
writing the appropriate script. Using Autoexpect, it is possible to
create Expect scripts without writing any actual Expect statements
and without any knowledge of Expect.
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