Re: how to automate signup
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 09:55:36 -0800
On Wed, Mar 22, 2006 at 08:28:01AM -0800, xinyang qian wrote:
> A signup with multiple forms, how can I use curl N
> times in getting this signup process automated ? I
> tried -F options (with form data), but 2nd curl always
> return the 1st page, something missing ? the website
> is @ http://www.mac.com, help is appreciated.
Chances are the web site is using hidden form values or cookies as a way to
maintain state between forms. Make sure you're taking both into
you'd need to reverse engineer. Compare the output of curl --trace-ascii
with the output of a web browser (e.g. using LiveHTTPHeaders in Firefox) to
make sure they both look the same.
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