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

From: Tim Ruehsen
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] ot: clicking email links advice
Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2014 10:01:27 +0100
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On Thursday 02 January 2014 13:35:02 Darshit Shah wrote:
> 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.cmime email 
> > 111731729&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
> wget.

Darshit, you are is basically right.
But you can use the tool 'munpack' from the package 'mpack' to split RFC-822 
emails into single parts and then process the HTML part(s) with wget.

1. Save your email as xxx.mbox
2. Extract the contents
$ munpack -t xxx.mbox 
part1 (text/plain)
part2 (text/html)
3. Process 'part2' with wget
$ wget --force-html -i part2

Regards, Tim

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