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[Discuss] Facebook backups?

On Sun, Apr 27, 2014 at 11:56 PM, John Abreau <abreauj at> wrote:

> But both need to be operated
> manually from within a web browser, and won't work from cron.

If wget/curl don't work, can you use a text-mode browser like Lynx,
probably with 'expect'?

If that doesn't work ...

?There are? Perl modules to automate web client actions (often used as test
harness for websites), e.g. WWW::Mechanize
Examples: ?<>
?More links at

IIRC there is a companion Proxy tool to capture needed cookies and web.2.0
requests from an interactive session, but i haven't used it much. If you
want to dig deeper, come on over to our discuss list
boston-pm at (subscribe
someone there will have used this.

(?One presumes the Python community will have reinvented this wheel for
those that prefer such; looks like Ruby has.)?

Bill Ricker
bill.n1vux at

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