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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].
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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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References in classic literature ?
"I suppose you mean that I am to do my work for my wages; not to expect favour from you, and not to depend on you for any help but what I earn; that suits me exactly, and on these terms I will consent to be your clerk."
"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?"
"How do you expect to live?" he repeated in a louder voice.
The convention, in short, would be composed chiefly of men who had been, who actually were, or who expected to be, members of the department whose conduct was arraigned.
But still it could never be expected to turn on the true merits of the question.
I look on the noble family of the Herncastles as being my nest; and I shall take it as a favour if I am not expected to enter into particulars on the subject of the Honourable John.
I expected him to break out, even at that polite way of putting it.
Nobody ever heard the like of it, and, consequently, nobody can be expected to believe it.
Even if it was, such was to be expected. I should be the last man in the world to object, since I am myself an offender in that respect.
Moreover, Prince Andrew was expected in Moscow, where old Prince Bolkonski was spending the winter, and Natasha felt sure he had already arrived.
He had not expected Strickland to take him up on the spot and make his preparations to go there and then; above all, he had not expected his wife's decision to go with him.