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Re: lynx-dev Looking for scriptable web browser

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Looking for scriptable web browser
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 18:44:12 -0500 (CDT)

On Tue, 19 Oct 1999, Larry W. Virden wrote:

> However, I suspect - BUT HAVE NOT CONFIRMED - that a language such as
> expect <URL:> could be used to script lynx sessions.

My minimal testing says it can.  I haven't done anything real with it.

You can even run a lynx compiled with ncurses under kermit, and 
should be able to control it with kermit's scripting language.
Assuming a kermit on a Unix-like system, modern enough that it
understands SET HOST /COMMAND, PIPE, and related commands.

The kermit thing doesn't work with slang-compiled lynx, because
lynx then doesn't use stdin/stdout for its terminal.  This difference
shouldn't matter under expect since expect uses pty's rather than
simple pipes.


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