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Hi everyone, I've got a big problem or maybe not a problem for some of you. Is there a way to call a internet site from
unix.. ? what command??
thanks.
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I'm not exactly sure what you are looking for but if you want to start a browser (Netscape) and pull up forums.unix.com, use;

Code:
netscape http://forums.unix.com

If you want to download info from the web via a script look into wget

[Edited by 98_1LE on 03-05-2001 at 08:53 AM]
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I'm also confused by your use of the phrase 'calling an Internet site'. This could be interpreted to mean many things. It could be HTTP as 98' replied. It could also mean 'dial-up' to an ISP or other connectivity. Then again, it could mean sending email to the web administrator of a site. Or it could mean tranferring a file.

Perhaps a little more detail on what you mean by 'calling an Internet site' would permit us to reply in a more helpful way. Don't worry if your english language is not perfect if you are not a native speaker. We welcome all non-english speakers and appreciate how hard it can be to speak in our native language. AND ... we are really happy that we don't have to run the forum in Sanskrit Smilie
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Hammer & Screwdriver thanks to 98 and Neo

Thanks 98_,
so if I am using windows explorer browser,
my command would be (???) : iexplore http://forum.unix.com


Neo thank u too, I appreciate it.
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Does Windows Internet Explorer (IE) run on any UNIX-ish platforms? If it does, then my entire world-view shifts more to the center Smilie I would be very surprised if you can run IE on any UNIX (even with a WINE-like emulator).

Microsoft has traditionally not been in the interoperability or cross-platform mode of building or compiling their products on UNIX-ish platforms. That is why Netscape was suggested by 98'. There are other UNIX utilities for making http 'calls', but Netscape is very popular because they support most UNIX flavors and distros.
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Actually Neo, IE will run on Solaris 2.6 and I have installed it successfully. It will not install under Solaris 8.

bong m - If entering iexplore will start the browser (it's in your path), then what you entered should work to bring up the website in that browser. I have not tested it under IE, but I expect that it will work.
-Chuck
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Both Internet Exploder and Outlook Express are available for Solaris and HP-UX. http://www.microsoft.com/unix/ie/default.asp


Interesting, as Microsoft tried to claim in their anti-trust trial that Explorer was an essential part of the Windows operating system, and could not be seperated from it.
 

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