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Re: [Lynx-dev] access/download password-protected pages

From: Travis Siegel
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] access/download password-protected pages
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2020 13:18:51 -0400 (EDT)
User-agent: Alpine 2.21 (DEB 202 2017-01-01)

You can add command line parameters to include the username and password if you're doing this with a script, but it's just as easy to do it interactively after you're already logged in. Just hit the p for print command, and lynx will allow you to save the page as a text file. I used to do this all the time, though I haven't in years, mostly because safari on mac, and chrome on windows do what I need. On linux, I tend to leave web browsing to other times when I have access to one of the other two oses, since there's such a huge number of sites lynx doesn't work with, because of the silly need for webmasters to complicate things with javascript.

On Tue, 11 Aug 2020, Christian wrote:

Hi altogether,

my system: Linux/Lubuntu 18.04.4 LTS, 64 bit
lynx: Lynx Version 2.8.9dev.16 (11 Jul 2017)

Can anybody help me with the following problem?

I often use lynx for documentation purposes by saving forum-pages as a
".txt-file" using the "-dump"-option like so:

lynx -dump
""; >

Normally that works very well but I can´t use this command if the page
is password-protected.
The resulting .txt-file yields among other info:

"Oops! That page doesn’t exist or is private."

I have got the credentials (user name and password), so that should be
no problem.
But I´m at a loss as how to implement them in the command. I´m not sure
about the syntax.

Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks a lot in advance.

Rosika :-)

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