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Re: [vox] YAPQ (Yet Another Perl Question): Simulating HTTP requests
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Re: [vox] YAPQ (Yet Another Perl Question): Simulating HTTP requests



On Mon, Mar 29, 2004 at 12:30:04PM -0800, Richard Crawford wrote:
> I've been pondering all of the "click once a day and donate three bowls of
> rice to a starving child in Ethiopia" type sites.  They're all worthy
> causes, but there are so many of them out there that you could spend an
> entire day just clicking on each "click once a day!" link.
> 
> So I wonder if there's a way to write a script in Perl that would simulate
> clicking on all of these links.  Where would I even start with this sort
> of project?

Look for charities.cron which already does this for several charities.
I think it uses gawk. I have this run every day at noon.
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