What is Expect? Why use it? example from a Well House Consultants training course
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Source code: evening Module: T211
# Automated backup - use via crontab
# remove previous backup under same name
exec rm -rf /home/backups/hourly1817
# remove timeouts for expect so that it runs as long as necessary
# remove echo of feedback from stdout to save us getting emailed all that stuff
set timeout -1
# Go perform the backup
spawn /usr/bin/scp -r firstname.lastname@example.org:hourly1817 /home/backups/
expect "word: "
# next line just for safety
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