i used the lynx -dump command in a script i wrote to get weather reports for my area, and i would now like to do the same but to check other things, like PM's on different messageboards etc. However lynx only stores cookies for one session. Does anyone know of if there is a program like lynx that is will store the cookies so that i can use a script to get information from that site?
i was thinking this would probably be possible in perl but i dont know perl.
the only way i could think of was to use lynx, but run it with the script option and get it to enter my username password on the site each time, but this would take quite a while for it to get the information. also im sure there must be a better way, but being a newbie i dont know how else to do it.