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Re: lynx-dev feeding input to lynx-ssl on stdin?

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev feeding input to lynx-ssl on stdin?
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2001 13:53:16 -0400
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On Thu, Jun 21, 2001 at 11:03:48PM -0700, address@hidden wrote:
> On or about 21 Jun, 2001, Harland Christofferson
> <address@hidden> wrote:
> > I am trying to use a script and lynx-ssl to logon to
> > and navigate an ssl webserver. One attempt I have
> > tried follows:
>         [...]
> > You may get the idea. At this point, I am trying to feed a 
> > down-arrow, a username, a password, and a carrage-return.
> For a while now, there's been an under-documented feature that does what you
> want.  Start lynx as:
man lynx:

              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  log-

(not many of the command-line options are documented more than that)

> lynx -cmd_log=yourfile
> and do whatever it is you want automated.  Your keystrokes will be logged to
> "yourfile".  When and if you get to a point in the session where you'll want 
> to
> take back control of lynx, I guess you'd have to "Q"uit lynx at that point, 
> and
> then edit the log file to remove that "Q".  I don't believe you can turn off
> keystroke logging from within lynx, the way you can trace logging.
> Then starting with:
> lynx -cmd_script=yourfile
> will replay your desired keystrokes.
> -- 
> Michael Warner
> <address@hidden>
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