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Old 09-08-2004, 08:52 AM   #1
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javascript from the command-line

I have a linksys router that has parental control (PC) software installed. I also have a linux (Slackware 9.1) server that needs to stay logged into the PC software in order to do what it needs to do.

The login process is an html page with a bunch of accompanying javascript. I need to be able to capture that script and somehow program it so I can submit the login from the command-line. I've done a fair amount of scripting and programming (most on Windows - some linux) but have done little web or javascript.

Can someone help me assess whether I can do this and if so what tools I'll need to make it happen?

Here are a few things I do know:
  • The login page has a half-dozen hidden form fields that are supplied when the page is loaded. I know I'll likely have to 'get' the login page each time a scrape those variables.
  • The login page contains a fair amount of script.
Let me know what you think
Old 09-08-2004, 10:54 AM   #2
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Use curl tool, it is certainly installed in your GNU/Linux system, it is capable to submit form from scripts or command-line

man curl and look closely to :

-A (in case of the page react with a certain browser) it is the user agent option
-d send POST data
-b send cookie data

...and much more


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