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Re: [vox-tech] newbie annoyed with tin
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Re: [vox-tech] newbie annoyed with tin

> Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 20:09:05 -0800
> From: Bill Kendrick <nbs@sonic.net>
> To: vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
> Subject: Re: [vox-tech] newbie annoyed with tin
> Reply-To: vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
> On Thu, Jan 30, 2003 at 08:04:25PM -0800, Katie wrote:
> > 
> > #!bin/bash
> > echo qy | lynx "https://secureweb.ucdavis.edu:443/cgi-auth/sendback?";;
> > "http://email.ucdavis.edu/news/news-succeed.html";;
> > -force_secure -accept_all_cookies -auth="login:password" > /dev/null
> > 
> Oops - Yes, indeed.  The ";"s tell the shell that the next thing is another
> command.  Kind of like:

> What I think you want are "\" (back-slashes), which tell the shell
> 'the stuff on the following line should be considered to be part of this
> one single command (or set of commands)'.

It had backslashes (and no semicolons) when I first posted it. I can't 
figure out why the mailer mangled it.

(In the script on my computer, everything was on one line, I added the 
backslashes so make it acceptable for someone to read in their email.)

On second thought, I just found another big oops: both of the URLs are
supposed to be passed to lynx as one parameter. I don't think that
happens when it is broken in the middle. Please remove everything in
your copy of the script that starts with the last quotation mark on the
first line and ends with the first quotation mark on the second line,
including the linebreak.

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