A tool for automating interactive applications.

Contributed by
Mike Hopkirk (hops)
Obtained from
Net - ftp.cme.nist.gov as pub/expect/expect.tar.Z
Don Libes - National Institute of Standards and Technology (libes@nist.gov)
None - See Copyright file here


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).

Indispensable - Makes interactive programs batch drivable
Used intermittantly ( less often than should do )
Work Planned
Man Pages, README
run tests as described in INSTALL

Build Notes

This source is configured to be installed under /usr/skunk. To build it for a different location, compile with make prefix=directory or reconfigure with ./configure --prefix=directory.

Building this Software requires Tcl7.3 which can be found (in Skunkware distribution ) under Tools or X11.

SkunkWare 5.0 1995