How To Install expect-devel on CentOS 7

In this tutorial we learn how to install expect-devel on CentOS 7. expect-devel is A program-script interaction and testing utility

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install expect-devel on CentOS 7.

What is expect-devel

Expect is a tcl application for automating and testing interactive applications such as telnet, ftp, passwd, fsck, rlogin, tip, etc. Expect makes it easy for a script to control another program and interact with it. This package contains development files for the expect library. Expect is a tcl application for automating and testing interactive applications such as telnet, ftp, passwd, fsck, rlogin, tip, etc. Expect makes it easy for a script to control another program and interact with it. This package contains development files for the expect library.

We can use yum or dnf to install expect-devel on CentOS 7. In this tutorial we discuss both methods but you only need to choose one of method to install expect-devel.

Install expect-devel on CentOS 7 Using yum

Update yum database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache

After updating yum database, We can install expect-devel using yum by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install expect-devel

Install expect-devel on CentOS 7 Using dnf

If you don’t have dnf installed you can install dnf first. Update yum database with dnf using the following command.

sudo dnf makecache

After updating yum database, We can install expect-devel using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install expect-devel

How To Uninstall expect-devel on CentOS 7

To uninstall only the expect-devel package we can use the following command:

sudo dnf remove expect-devel

expect-devel Package Contents on CentOS 7

/usr/include/expect.h
/usr/include/expect_comm.h
/usr/include/expect_tcl.h
/usr/include/tcldbg.h
/usr/share/man/man3/libexpect.3.gz
/usr/include/expect.h
/usr/include/expect_comm.h
/usr/include/expect_tcl.h
/usr/include/tcldbg.h
/usr/share/man/man3/libexpect.3.gz

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install expect-devel on CentOS 7 using yum and dnf.