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Re: [Lynx-dev] How programmatically determine nature of one's current lo

From: Graham Lawrence
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] How programmatically determine nature of one's current location in the lynx screen?
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 04:59:33 +0800

Thank you for the quick response and reference to "expect".  Actually
I'm so used to manipulating apps with xdotool etc it never occurs to
me that an app may offer the facility to script itself, as lynx does.
In the interim I discovered -cmd_log and -cmd_script, and its a whole
lot easier to do what I want that way.
And thank you all very much for lynx.  I used it a little on windows
but that version doesn't support https.  But since converting to linux
a few months back and discovering that this lynx does support https it
has become my browser of choice; so much faster and no distractions,

On 7/31/11, Thomas Dickey <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Sun, 31 Jul 2011, Graham Lawrence wrote:
>> I'm writing a bash script to automate my sign-ins at various web
>> sites.  Is it possible for the script to access the content of the
>> blue highlighted line near the bottom of the lynx screen, so that it
>> can determine if it is currently at a (NORMAL LINK) or at a (Text
>> Entry Field), etc?
> Not easily, I think.  The usual response to questions about
> screen-scraping would be to use "expect", but I believe that's
> too hard (because of all of the screen optimization made by curses).
> --
> Thomas E. Dickey

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