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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.
References in classic literature ?
You perhaps expect to be accommodated with apartments at Crimsworth Hall, and to go and come with me in the gig.
You are poor enough, I suppose; how do you expect to live till your quarter's salary becomes due?
Speaking at an Antelope Valley Board of Trade luncheon, Petersen said Dryden expects to design the new craft's launch-abort system, which would allow it to set down safely if a problem occurs during launch.
Slightly over half the panelists expect a change in the Fed's communication style under new Chairman Ben Bernanke, with most expecting a continued trend towards transparency and some also anticipating more clarity from Fed statements.
Subjects were asked, "At what age do you expect to be allowed to .
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.
The company said it expects its total global retail square footage to grow 10 percent to approximately 46 million square feet by the end of fiscal 2008, as compared with the expected square footage at the end of fiscal 2007.
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.
A displeased processor relates that "the auto companies expect us to open our books and put on expensive product design and development teams, without direct compensation for these services.
The Company expects to record revenues of approximately $16 - $17 million for the fourth quarter of 2006, subject to final audit procedures, and expects to report an installed base of CJS games of approximately 3,100 at December 31, 2006 compared to 1,900 at September 30, 2006.
Another 44% think recycling will be a somewhat important factor for durables, and only 11% expect it to be unimportant.