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The Expect book became available in January ‘ Exploring Expect is the book on Expect. 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. All of the substantive exploringg in the book are included and many of them have man pages themselves.

Once you have received and unpacked the distribution, you can exploging the examples in the example directory. A large number of enhancements were made, including some changes to the user interface itself, which is why the major version number was changed again. You can also retrieve examples, man pages, and web pages individually here although you run the risk of trying an example that depends on a more up-to-date version of Expect than you have installed. Expect expsct make easy all sorts of tasks that are prohibitively difficult with anything else.

How To Read This Book. Show More Show Less. Reference Programming Paperback Books. Other books in this series. More expooring More information on Expect is available in the following documents: In “Exploring Expect,” he provides a comprehensive tutorial on all of Expect’s features, allowing you to put it immediately to work on your problems. There are too many books to list all of them here. Ouch, Those Programs Are Painful!


I started actually implementing it when I got back to Berkeley in the spring of ; by summer of that year it was in use in some internal applications of ours, but there was no Tk. Illustrated Programming Paperback Books. Libee was conceived of in September, Expect, C Users Journal, Vol. The user exploriing is highly but not entirely backward compatible. Obtaining the examples The distribution contains many example scripts, including well-known scripts such as multixterm, kibitz, rftp recursive ftppassmass, autoexpect and the delicious beer script.

Winner of Best Paper Award at conference. Thus, if you have not upgraded Expect since before getting the book, you should upgrade now.

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Here are man pages for some of the examples. Expect is quickly becoming a part of every UNIX user’s toolbox. Expect is the first of a new breed of programs based on Tcl, the Tool Command Language that is rocking the computer science community. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. The papers still make interesting reading – just don’t study the examples too closely!

Packaging should be the ny as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer libees non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.

Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my explooring arrive? Expect really makes this stuff trivial. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Expect is a tool for automating interactive applications such as telnet, ftp, passwd, fsck, rlogin, tip, etc. Good reference book at a good price. Gy you are interested in this, you should also check out DejaGnu.


A production version of Expect 4 was released in August The first external releases of Tcl were inI believe.

Exploring EXPECT : A TCL Based Toolkit for Automating Interactive Programs

Then, at the command line, type: You don’t even need the source code Expect works with remote applications, expolring. Using Expect to automate these applications will allow you to speed up tasks and, gy many cases, solve new problems that you never would have even considered redacted example, you can use Expect to test interactive programs with no changes explorinh their interfaces.

Around Januaryan alpha version of Expect 4 was introduced. Not all old versions of Expect are available, but some are. The examples in all of the papers listed below here are archaic.

The distribution contains many example scripts, including well-known scripts such as multixterm, kibitz, rftp recursive ftppassmass, autoexpect and the delicious beer script. For example, you can use Expect to test interactive programs with no changes to their interfaces. I started implementing Tk bhand the first release of Tk was in If you don’t already have Tcl, you can download it as source from the Tcl Core web site or as binaries from ActiveState. Practical C Programming Steve Oualline.

A Bulletproof InterfaceNovember, Sue performs research in the area of kidney growth and development. Mon Aug 3 Not all snapshots are official releases.

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