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Re: lynx-dev is it possible to see what lynx sends to the server?

From: pg
Subject: Re: lynx-dev is it possible to see what lynx sends to the server?
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 15:03:11 -0700 (MST)

In a recent note, Gennady Stupakov said:

> Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 13:47:50 -0800 (Pacific Standard Time)
> I am trying to automate navigation through some of web sites using a perl
> script and the cURL program. I often encounter problems trying to figure
> out what requests I need to send to the sever to get to the next page. Is
> it a possibile to sniff what a browser should send to the server using
> lynx? I would like to have an option to log all the requests that lynx
> sends (generally, for secure connection) in order to decipher
> the conversation of the browser and then imitate it in my scripts.
> I am wondering if this option is available, and if not, where in the
> source code the request is stored so that I could print it out after
> a (hopefully) simple modification of the source code?
Start Lynx with the "-trace" option (or press ^T after starting Lynx).
It will log more stuff than you ever wanted to "~/Lynx.trace".

I, too, have found this useful for designing special-purpose scripts.

-- gil

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