shows some tricks
on using Expect for web server CGI scripting.
"Was the first 'Server clinic' column serious in advertising Expect as the one language you most need? Several readers have written in since its publication with questions about how far to trust the claim.
The short answer: yes. As the April 2002 column explained, Expect comes closer than any other language to being universal for the sorts of needs system programmers are likely to have with their servers.
That does not mean, though, that you should spurn other languages.
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