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Re: [Bug-wget] ot: clicking email links advice

From: Darshit Shah
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] ot: clicking email links advice
Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2014 13:35:02 +0530

On Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 1:20 PM, <address@hidden> wrote:

> I ocassionally get html emails containg clickable links as so:
> http://xxx.domtld.com/portal?id=a0590000007JM3UAAW0019999999KlOrcAAF140102111731729&key=b024bb39c058d395037a907b7b6436e0&resp=1
> I'd like to try to parse the email for the link, and, 'click it'
> is wget appropriate tool for this ?

While wget has *some* HTML parsing capabilities, it is not the correct tool
for this job. Once you have the link, you can download the contents through

> I tried to 'wget http://xxx.domtld.com/.../&resp=1 ',
> but, it seems to return differnt page contents than I get in a browser

A sample would be nice for debugging. But most probably the problem is
quoting. You need to quote your URL between single quotes so that the shell
meta characters are sent to Wger as-is.
wget 'http://xxx.domtld.com/.../&resp=1'

> is there some other options i should include ?
> pointers welcomed, thanks for any help or suggestions
> Voytek

Thanking You,
Darshit Shah

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