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Old 07-19-2009
Information from screen


Just wondering if anybody could point me in the right direction on this one.

What I'm basically trying to do is write a program to grab information off a webpage which is continually updating itself. I dont want to say take millions of screen shots, I just want the program to constantly monitor a particular part of the screen and store information.

Basically Im not necessarily looking for the cleverest way of doing this, rather a way which I can program myself. My background is that I have a functional knowledge of C programming for scientific purposes but very little knowledge of computers themselves. For instance I can write programs but dont even know how to take information in from the screen.

Thanks for any help.
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Old 07-20-2009
If the info is coming from webpage, try lynx, curl and diff for the changes.
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Old 07-20-2009
wget may also be applicable.
# 4  
Old 07-21-2009
If you are scarping data from search engines, then check for exposed and supported modules to do that. I had once done that for google - SE

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