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[Nov. 2nd, 2006|07:27 am]
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Hello, I need to do a few bash/gawk scripts to have some basic automation for day-to-day tasks. Some of them require a login.

Is there a way to have a simple authentication, without having to mimic the behavior of the browser?

[User Picture]From: tymofiy
2006-11-02 04:29 pm (UTC)

Re: Python one

well, did you expect

import LJ
LJ.get_my_last_post_automagically_guessing password() ?

joking. My point was not to say "you're dumb, cause you do not use ..." but a hint that bash is not the best tool for the task. Because in my experience everyone who knows shell scripting knows at least one language of the mentioned triad.
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[User Picture]From: vanbeast
2006-11-02 04:46 pm (UTC)

Re: Python one

Well, in some languages (*ahem* ruby, perl.. where there are LJ libraries) you can do that... sorta ;)

I apologize, your previous comment read (to me) like the "you're dumb" option and I jumped to conclusions. Sorry about that.

I know quite a few people who can scrape by in bash but don't know other languages, so while I agree with you that it would be easier elsewhere, it's interesting to see what people can do in *sh.
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