screen scraping with Python?

David Lyon david.lyon at
Tue Apr 28 13:21:54 CEST 2009

On Mon, 27 Apr 2009 12:28:31 +0530, "Meenakshi, Arun Kumar"
<ArunKumar.Meenakshi at> wrote:
> Hi Friends,
>             Please let me know whether VT100 (Screen scrapping)
> emulation is possible or not. If screen scrapping / VT100 emulation is
> possible, please let me know how to do it. I will be happier, if you can
> provide me steps and sample codes. I am a beginner in python. So kindly
> help me by letting me know about the possibilities. EXPECTING THE REPLY
> MAIL Thanks

Of course...

VT-100 terminals were usually rs-232 devices connected at 9600 baud....

If you can write some python code talking to the serial port, you can
easily read the data from the port... render it... and do whatever you

If you are doing it over a network then you are using a terminal emulator.

Many of the top name termninal emulators provide a programming api.

If not.. go open source....

There are just many.. many different ways these days... depending on
what platform and which terminal emulator you are using...


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