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Keystroke logging (was Re: lynx-dev logging into http://www.gist.com/tv/
Keystroke logging (was Re: lynx-dev logging into http://www.gist.com/tv/login.jsp automatically?)
Thu, 8 Mar 2001 18:05:26 -0800 (PST)
--- Matt Ackeret <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Mar 2001, Michael Warner wrote:
> >--- Matt Ackeret <address@hidden> wrote:
> > [...]
> >> But is there some way I can automate the silly "login" and
> >> directly to my page of info?
> >Check out the command-line options -cmd_log and -cmd_script.
> >have to be compiled in, I think, not available by default.
> I guess they're not in mine since I did "lynx -help | grep
> didn't see anything.
> Can I find out about these on the web anywhere?
Tom put them into 2.8.4dev4. They are a compile-time option. I
this command-line info out of the dev4 patch:
write keystroke commands and related information to
the specified file.
read keystroke commands from the specified file.
You can use the data written using the -cmd_log
option. Lynx will ignore other information which
the command-logging may have written to the
So, you'd use "lynx -cmd_log=XXX http://URL/OF/LOGIN/PAGE", quit
soon as you'd completed the login process, and on subsequent
use "lynx -cmd_script=XXX http://URL/OF/LOGIN/PAGE" to replay
keystrokes and end up where you'd quit lynx in the first
I think this is a pretty cool feature, and played with it a
when it came out, but didn't have a practical use for it at the
and now don't even have a *nix-ish lynx to experiment with, so
pretty much told you all I know on the subject, alas.
> actually I guess it won't help much, but I was sort of hoping
> make a *local* html file I could go to that would then "jump"
me to my
> resulting logged in state, or something like that -- that I
> with several browsers.
^Trace your login, and /search the trace for the email address
to log in. You should find an URL that will be of interest...
> I realized last night I didn't check whether it simply made a
> for me. If it does, maybe I can just make a non-expiring
> will trick the site.
If you're set up to accept every cookie that comes down the
aforementioned URL should do the trick, else-wise you might have
answer a prompt or two. Elaborate trickery shouldn't be
fairly ignorant on the subject of cookies, though, so caveat whomever.
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