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expect

(language, tool)
A Unix tool written in Tcl and a script language for automating the operation of interactive applications such as telnet, FTP, passwd, fsck, rlogin, tip, etc.. Expect can feed input to other programs and perform pattern matching on their output. It is also useful for testing these applications. By adding Tk, you can also wrap interactive applications in X11 GUIs.

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["expect: Scripts for Controlling Interactive Tasks", Don Libes, Comp Sys 4(2), U Cal Press Journals, Nov 1991].

expect

When transmitted on radio, it means to expect the stated item (e.g., landing runway, onward clearance, delays). This does not imply clearance, but it is meant for further planning.
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2) NASA Dryden Director Kevin Petersen expects to be involved in launch-abort and landing systems.
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Fitch does not expect an economic downturn in 2007, but the commercial aerospace industry would be negatively affected by economic weakness, particularly in some overseas markets that are currently key drivers of some segments in the industry.
For the fourth quarter, CEMEX expects domestic cement and ready-mix sales volumes in Mexico to increase about 6% and 22%, respectively, versus the same quarter a year ago.
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In light of our many internal growth initiatives, numerous acquisition opportunities, continued progress improving our operating efficiency, and the steps we are taking to drive out costs, we fully expect that 2007 will be another solid year for Gibraltar," said Henning N.
We expect orders in the second half of the year to increase by 10 to 17 percent to the range of $80 to $85 million.
We expect our full-year projected financial results will be in line with our prior guidance, and we remain on or ahead of plan in integrating our pre-merger operations, systems and product and service line up.
Others are half-gallon milk and juice jugs; trash bags and grocery sacks, where suppliers expect HMW-HDPE to take business away from LLDPE, due largely to the ability to downgauge; pails for such applications as pet food; and sheet for geomembranes.
For example, according to exhibit 2, a taxpayer in the 33% marginal tax bracket who expects to earn a 10% rate of return and accumulate the interest for 20 years ears $13,455 for the IRA and $7,276 for the taxable retirement fund.