On Sun, Oct 3, 2010 at 4:28 PM, Marek Osvald <dre.share / gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey guys,
>
> so I'm trying to write a simple script for extraction of my profile data
> from one site. In order to get the data I have to log in and then
> download a page.
>
> At first I tried to use Ruby's Net::HTTP library, but the problem is
> that the site runs PHP and logs users in via storing cookies (therefore
> the low-level network approach doesn't work).
>
> Any ideas?

Use Mechanize:

http://mechanize.rubyforge.org/mechanize/

It manages cookies and allows you to fill forms, click links and so on.

Jesus.