expect-lite is an quick and easy command line automation tool. Written in expect, it is designed to directly map an interactive terminal session into an automation script. expect-lite scripts use special character(s) at the beginning of each line to indicate the action. Basic expect-lite scripts can be created by simply cutting and pasting text from a terminal window into a script, and adding '>' '<' characters. No knowledge of expect is required. Expect-lite is targeted at the verification testing environment, and will produce a Pass/Fail result at the end of the script. However, its use is not limited to this environment. It includes a powerful debugger with breakpoints, step/skip, and the ability to copy/paste expect-lite lines right into a running script.
|Tags||Software Development Quality Assurance automation cli verification scripting language testing automation tool|
|Operating Systems||OS Independent|
Release Notes: The EL_SHELL environment variable was added when using EL_CONNECTION_METHOD=none. *TIMESTAMP output now goes to the *LOG file. *LOGAPPEND now correctly appends to the default log file name. String, math, search/replace, and concat functions were added. *NOINCLUDE was added to prevent include files from being included.
Release Notes: Bugfixes and improvements. Improves foreach loops using code blocks by normalizing the list variable before executing, Improved login prompt detection, eliminating delay when using EL_CONNECTION_METHOD=none, Improved copy/paste into INTERACT/IDE from Windows and PuTTY.
Release Notes: This release enhanced code blocks with a foreach loop, added string math (search/replace, concat, remove), improved SSH login, and fixed an SSH options bug.
Release Notes: This release enhanced code blocks with "then" and "else" blocks, added an EL_INFINITE_LOOP environment variable that sets a user's default infinite loop protection, shortened expect-lite help, and enhanced the man page.
Release Notes: A bug in the new *LOG feature when used on the command line was fixed.