What is expect?

  • (verb): Look forward to the birth of a child.
    Example: "She is expecting in March"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Expect is a Unix automation and testing tool, written by Don Libes as an extension to the Tcl scripting language, for interactive applications such as telnet, ftp, passwd, fsck, rlogin, tip, ssh, and others. It uses Unix pseudo terminals to wrap up subprocesses transparently, allowing the automation of arbitrary applications that are accessed over a terminal. With Tk, interactive applications can be wrapped in GUIs.

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Heidi Murkoff - What To Expect Series
... Heidi Murkoff conceived the idea for What to Expect When You're Expecting during her first pregnancy, when she couldn't find answers to her questions or reassurance for her ... help other expectant parents sleep better at night, Murkoff delivered the proposal for What to Expect When You're Expecting hours before delivering her daughter ... According to USA Today, What to Expect When You're Expecting is read by 93 percent of women who read a pregnancy book ...
Heidi Murkoff
... pregnancy and parenting series, What to Expect, that began with What to Expect When You're Expecting ... She is also the creator of WhatToExpect.com and founder of the What to Expect Foundation ...
Log4j - Log Level
... Expect these to be immediately visible on a status console ... Expect these to be immediately visible on a status console ... Expect these to be immediately visible on a status console ...
Soil Resilience - Overview
... the natural and commercial services that we expect of it currently ... So what do we expect of soils in terms of resilience? Constant or evolving state? - Do we expect that the soil to remain constant – to continue to ...
Expect - Opinion - Cons
... Expect inherits the same syntax convention as Tcl, which may seem unfamiliar if accustomed to other script languages ... Compared to languages such as bash, csh, and Perl, Expect has a different twist ... There are versions of Expect available for Perl and Python for those familiar with their syntax ...

More definitions of "expect":

  • (verb): Regard something as probable or likely.
    Synonyms: anticipate
  • (verb): Consider obligatory; request and expect.
    Example: "I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons"
    Synonyms: ask, require
  • (verb): Consider reasonable or due.
    Example: "I'm expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed"
  • (verb): Look forward to the probable occurrence of.
    Synonyms: look, await, wait

Famous quotes containing the word expect:

    True and false are attributes of speech not of things. And where speech is not, there is neither truth nor falsehood. Error there may be, as when we expect that which shall not be; or suspect what has not been: but in neither case can a man be charged with untruth.
    Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679)

    He is not a true man of science who does not bring some sympathy to his studies, and expect to learn something by behavior as well as by application. It is childish to rest in the discovery of mere coincidences, or of partial and extraneous laws. The study of geometry is a petty and idle exercise of the mind, if it is applied to no larger system than the starry one.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Americans are notorious for looking to their children for approval. How our children turn out and what they think of us has become the “final judgment” on our lives. . . . We imagine that the rising generation is rendering history’s verdict on us. We may resent children simply because we expect a harsh judgment from them.
    C. John Sommerville (20th century)