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Re: (Fwd) Fwd: Re: lynx-dev Where do I go for basic help using lyn

From: Al Gilman
Subject: Re: (Fwd) Fwd: Re: lynx-dev Where do I go for basic help using lyn
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 14:46:45 -0400

Generally speaking you would be better off to use Wget or some other utility 
which is genuinely intended for this use.  They exist, they work.  Since you 
want to put this in a recurring task you would appear have to OS skills to use 
the right tool.  Go for it.

In the future please still direct questions such as this to address@hidden  
There are multiple people on that list with a better handle on the answers than 
I have. It was just dumb luck that I looked at this today and not next Friday.


At 12:12 PM 2002-06-14, david feldman wrote:
>Hello Al,
>About a month ago you assisted with my lynx usage inquiry.
>I do need a bit of help, perhaps you can assist further:
>I'm trying to automate the retrieval of some web pages from the 
>website (so they can be forwarded to my PDA which has a very slow wireless 
>access and can't directly access the site.)
>Unfortunately, needs to store a cookie on the client machine to 
>validate the end user, and I've discovered **MUCH** to my distress that lynx 
>is not set up to store cookies between sessions.
>As an alternative, I used lynx's keystroke log/playback functions (-cmd_log 
>and -cmd_scsript) to store and re-use an interaction with the web site that 
>did indeed retrieve the page and print it to a file, which is a somewhat 
>klunky way of getting where I was going.
>However, I've discovered that when I "play back" the script, the print to-file 
>function appears to be ignored; the script works, but the P <enter> <filename> 
>series of keystrokes isn't resulting in printing to the file (the file isn't 
>stored anywhere, it just appears the command isn't executed.)
>The version I have installed is:
>Lynx Version 2.8.4dev.7 (03 Aug 2000)
>Built on linux-gnu Aug  4 2000 05:38:40
>Anyway, I am reluctant to post again to the lynx-dev reflector as this isn't 
>really a development question (a request to store cookies would CLEARLY solve 
>my problem, particularly if it worked with lynx -dump option).
>Any thoughts?
>Dave Feldman
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