[WEB4LIB] Re: seeking browser with command console that will accept

Thomas Dowling tdowling at ohiolink.edu
Tue Jul 20 11:06:33 EDT 2004

Matthew Wissman wrote:

>    You can use Telnet to send commands to a web server. 
>On Windows:
>    Start->Run->cmd 
>    In the command window type: telnet <web server> 80
>This command will also work on Linux (and probably any other OS with a 
>command line interface)
>This will allow you to send HTTP commands directly to the server and 
>recieve the results back in plain text.
>Hope this helps.
>Matt Wissman

Even more options, mostly for a Unixey environment.  There are more ways 
to get the response headers than the request headers.

  lynx -mime_header [url]
  lynx -trace [url]

(The -trace information stores a ton of information from lynx's innards 
in ~/Lynx.trace.)

  wget --save-headers

  GET -Sse [url]

(GET is installed as part of the Perl LWP library.)

Thomas Dowling
tdowling at ohiolink.edu

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