Reviews by Seth Fuller


Expect (1.21)

I had to test over 200 legacy shell script when we converted them to use a more secure method for database connections. Without this module I could have never done such a thorough job of testing and making sure that everything ran correctly.

I went through several iterations of my testing module and Expect was able to do whatever I needed. I created a driver file with all of the parameters needed to run each script and created a script to read the driver file and start, and then monitor each script for completion. The regular expressions available in pattern matching allowed me to cycle through repeatedly and watch for the completion messages of scripts. I was also able to monitor for signals indicating completion of scripts without completion messages. Expect was able to give all of the information I needed about each process, as well as logging all inputs and outputs of each script to both a master log and individual logs for each script.