[Tutor] Controlling applications

Michael Langford mlangford.cs03 at gtalumni.org
Mon Jun 9 21:26:04 CEST 2008

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On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 11:51 AM, W W <srilyk at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've done some cursory searches, and it doesn't appear that what I
> want to do is popular, if it's even possible.
> I'm trying to control other applications via python (specifically my
> web browser).
> My hope is there is some way to emulate a series of keypresses. My
> goal is to have a script that will automatically retrieve my banking
> information. Originally I was planning to use urllib to post/retrieve
> the data, but as far as I can tell, the bank uses several variables
> and some javascript to authenticate everything, and it seems overly
> complicated to try and manually figure it all out.
> Is there a way to utilize python to perform keypresses? And does
> anyone know of a tutorial for such a thing? I'm running the most
> recently updated Ubuntu 8.04.
> TIA, Wayne
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