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

From: Stefan Caunter
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] How programmatically determine nature of one's current location in the lynx screen?
Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2011 17:12:15 -0400

On 2011-07-31, at 16:59, Graham Lawrence <address@hidden> wrote:

> 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,
> wonderful.

The windows version just needs a dll for ssl to work normally. 

Let us know if you need a copy. 


> 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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