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Re: writing bot with libcurl

From: Ryan <>
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 20:21:30 -0700

So basically I need to login, by posting some form data for username and
password fields. Then parse the response of the server. I need to keep
track of a sessionid though don't I?

On Tue, 2004-07-13 at 20:13, Lars Nilsson wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Jul 2004 19:22:29 -0700, Ryan <> wrote:
> > What I want to do is write a program to log into a site and parse some
> > html pages so that I can import the data into a database, will libcurl
> > allow me to do this easily?
> Yes, very easily (in my opinion). It will be up to you to maintain
> your state and parsing the pages (libcurl for the most part only gives
> you the content). I believe I've written between 15 and 20 different
> programs for similar purposes, ftp and http alike, and each one does
> usually not take more than a day to complete. Most of the time will be
> spent figuring out what to do with the data, not how to make libcurl
> give it to you. Personally, I use libxml ( for
> my HTML / XML parsning needs in conjunction with libcurl.
> Regards,
> Lars Nilsson
Received on 2004-07-14