Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.

Re: Scripting on Linux

Author:Duncan Smeed
Posted:5/17/1999; 9:18:19 AM
Topic:Scripting on Linux
Msg #:6356 (In response to 6342)
Prev/Next:6355 / 6357

The only real way to script Netscape is via its command-line arguments. (These are fairly sophisticated, and allow you to communicate with an already-running copy of Navigator.)


Coincidentally, I am marking my final year undergraduate projects today and two of my students implemented a Linux-based public messaging system using old, keyboardless, mouseless, 486 PCs with Navigator. One of the projects incorporated a simple keypad connected via the parallel port for forward, back and 'more info' functionality. The URLs for these were (optionally) encoded in the and the remote-control utility was used to script Navigator. We called the project(s) Intranet Exploiter ;-)<p> Duncan <br><br> <br><br><hr>This page was archived on 6/13/2001; 4:50:14 PM.<br><br>© Copyright 1998-2001 <a href="">UserLand Software</a>, Inc. </blockquote></blockquote> </body> </html>