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Re: [Bug-wget] wget --post-data not getting past login page

From: Ángel González
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] wget --post-data not getting past login page
Date: Mon, 07 May 2012 17:15:12 +0200
User-agent: Thunderbird

On 04/05/12 15:52, loc wrote:
> I can't seem to get wget --post-data to work with any site, I've tried
> a few more and none work.
> Below is one I'm trying as a test and if I load the page in Firefox
> and just put "test" in for the
> First Name field a new page is loaded which says:
> "An Error Has Occured
> You must fill in the field Last Name"
> Now if I try to load this with wget, it just downloads the page with
> the form it doesn't seem
> to be posting the data.
> wget 
> --post-data='fFirstName=test&fLastName=&fJobTitle=&fCompanyName=&fAddress1=
> &fAddress2=&fCity=&fState=&fZip=&fCountry=&fPhone=&fFax=&fEmail=&fIAmAn=&fUseEDG
> E=&fHaveEDGE=%28Not+Selected%29&fWhyHere=&fOS=&fComments=&BtnDownload=Download+D
> emo+Now' \
> http://www.microlite.com/downloads/index.html
You should post to http://www.microlite.com/cgi-bin/submit.cgi, not to

And you obviously need to provide all the fields the cgi requires, such as:
> wget
> --post-data='fFirstName=test&fLastName=test2&fJobTitle=&fCompanyName=test+Co&fAddress1=test+address&fAddress2=&fCity=test+city&fState=test+state&fZip=test+zip&fCountry=test+country&fPhone=test+phone&fFax=&fEmail=test+email&fIAmAn=personal&fUseEDGE=&fHaveEDGE=%28Not+Selected%29&fWhyHere=&fOS=edgelx64&fComments=&BtnDownload=Download+Demo+Now'
> http://www.microlite.com/cgi-bin/submit.cgi

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