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libexpect-perl - Perl Expect interface

The Expect module is a successor of and a descendent of It more closely ressembles the Tcl Expect language than its predecessors. It does not contain any of the networking code found in I suspect this would be obsolete anyway given the advent of IO::Socket and external tools such as netcat. is an attempt to have more of a switch() & case: feel to make decision processing more fluid. three separate types of debugging have been implemented to make code production easier.

It is now possible to interconnect multiple file handles (and processes) much like Tcl's expect. An attempt was made to enable all the features of Tcl's expect without forcing Tcl on the victim programmer :-) .

Package version:1.11-4

/usr/share/doc/libexpect-perl/README v1.11

Expect requires IO::Tty and IO::Stty, also available from CPAN.
There is a Bundle::Expect available that installs everything for

If you prefer manual installation, the usual

  perl Makefile.PL
  make install

should work.  I finally started a simple testsuite for Expect, but
it doesn't really test anything deeper right now.

It would probably be wise to read the do


	The tutorial is in order of how I would want to learn to use this tool.
very briefly, here's an index:

	1. Introduction, how/why one would want to use this tool.
	2. Spawn, expect- how to talk to a process.
	3. Debugging.
	4. Interacting with a spawned process.
	5. Monkeying with tty settings. Good for grabbing passwords, among
other things.
	6. Miscellaneous extra functions.

	Let me know if t


EXPECT_FAQ(1)    User Contributed Perl Documentation   EXPECT_FAQ(1)

NAME - Frequently Asked Questions

       This is a growing collection of things that might help.
       Please send you questions that are not answered here to

       Can I use this module with ActivePerl on Windows?

       I don't know.  Probably not.  There is


	Here's a couple answers to questions I've gotten recently.

Q: I just want to read the output of a


EXPECT(1)        User Contributed Perl Documentation       EXPECT(1)



EXPECT_INTRO(1)  User Contributed Perl Documentation EXPECT_INTRO(1)

NAME (1.08)


libexpect-perl (1.11-4) unstable; urgency=low

  * new maintainer address 
  * updated Standards-Ver


Ver .92 -
	Finally figured out how to generate an EOF on a terminal (stty 0 but 
you knew that alrea

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