[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: version 5.45 of expect/tcl

Craig Miller cvmiller@gmail.com
Tue Oct 25 01:34:00 GMT 2011

Hello All,

I am the author of expect-lite <expect-lite.sf.net> which relies heavily 
on expect. The version in the cygwin repository is quite old (from 
2003). I have compiled a modern version of expect (v 5.45) based on TCL 8.5.

Expect, originally written by Don Libes, is  a  program  that "talks" to 
other interactive programs according to a script.  Following the script, 
Expect knows what can be expected from  a  program and  what  the 
correct  response  should  be.   An interpreted language provides 
branching and high-level control structures to direct the dialogue.  In 
addition, the user can take control and interact directly when desired, 
afterward returning control to the script.

This is a direct replacement for the 2003 version, and can be found at:

Please accept this into the cygwin repository.



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