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WGET command not working

farooq kadri

Joined: Jun 25, 2009
Posts: 12

I have a website that I need to go to often and disable a monitor. To disable I need to login to the website-> click on monitor -> then uncheck a box.

I am told that I can do this through a scipt using the WGET command. I got the parameterized query and then tried to execute it through a *.sh script.

The script generates a php file in the location from where it is executed. When I go to the site and check the monitor is not disabled.

Could someone please advise on this. Thanks
Joe Ess

Joined: Oct 29, 2001
Posts: 9189

It sounds like wget is working fine. The default behavior of wget is to retrieve a URL. What you want to do is post the form that has the checkbox on it. A quick glance at the wget manual and it looks like you should use the --post-data or --post-file options to send data to your monitor.

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farooq kadri

Joined: Jun 25, 2009
Posts: 12
I read the manual but could not make much out of it. I tried the below:

wget --save-cookies cookies.txt \
--post-data VAR= 'https://siteuptime.com/api/rest/?method=siteuptime.auth&Email=email.com&Password=passwd'\

#wget --load-cookies cookies.txt \
# --p https://siteuptime.com/api/rest/?method=siteuptime.disablemonitor&AuthKey=$VAR&MonitorId=9294

But it dint seem to work. I am trying to post a command in the URL in combination with the WGET command. The command would disable/enable the monitors.

The API documentation for the command that I am trying to use is at : http://siteuptime.com/api.php
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