[CentOS] http form automation tools?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Thu Nov 11 23:09:59 UTC 2010

On 11/11/2010 12:51 PM, Rainer Duffner wrote:
> Am 11.11.2010 um 19:22 schrieb Les Mikesell:
>> I need to grab some data from a remote web server that offers a csv
>> download but only after viewing a chart where you have to first
>> navigate
>> to a form and make some selections.  Are there any good tools for
>> automating this kind of access?
> Good is maybe an exaggeration, but there is the p5-www-Mechanize series.
> But Ruby can be used, too.
> Haven't done much with this, though.
> Usually, people on the nagios-mailinglists are more deep into this...

Thanks - using the perl HTTP::Recorder along with HTTP::Proxy modules to 
record a session and generate the script for WWW::Mechanize looked 
really promising but didn't quite work out because it couldn't handle 
the Javascript on the page with an intermediate form.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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