Automating User Input with expect


The expect utility’s name suggests precisely what it does: “expect” some output from an interactive program, and send the program some input in response. expect has much more functionality than I cover in this chapter, but this chapter provides a good example of how it can be used. To find more complete information, you can consult the expect manual page.


Command Line Node Variable Interactive Program Shell Script Custom Command 
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