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I'd like to know if there was a way to login to a website by specifying login credentials in a shell script and automatically login by running the shell script.

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Are you using Firefox? have you tried any of the script extensions? – david6 May 10 '12 at 8:42
@Srinivas Gowda if login to website automatically is only thing you want then I could help you. BTW which browser you use? – virpara May 25 '12 at 14:58
I use Firefox. And just to keep you posted I'd like to do this using a shell script not using the browser's save login and password method. – Srinivas Gowda May 25 '12 at 15:56
I think more info on what you are trying to achieve by logging in to a website is needed. i.e. are you downloading a file, or do you want your web browser to automatically be logged in to a site when you open it, etc. – reverendj1 Sep 6 '12 at 19:05

You can use lynx to automate the login and it provides much more features. Refer the man page of lynx here

lynx can be easily integrated with a shell script. Using lynx with -auth parameter you can pass a id and password for authentication.

-auth=ID:PASSWD set authorization ID and password for protected documents at startup. Be sure to protect any script files which use this switch.

Hope this helps.

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