[R] modifying user agent strings in http requests
soumendra at gmail.com
Fri Dec 31 06:01:11 CET 2010
I had looked at that link, but it doesn't answer my question.
Here is the answer I got from StackOverflow:
options("HTTPUserAgent") or getOption("HTTPUserAgent") prints your
current settings, and options(HTTPUserAgent="My settings") is the way
to change it.
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On 27 December 2010 18:18, Mike Marchywka <marchywka at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> From: soumendra at gmail.com
>> Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2010 11:17:49 +0530
>> To: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
>> Subject: [R] modifying user agent strings in http requests
>> Hi all.
>> How does one change user agent strings in http requests made in R? And
>> how do I figure out what my current user agent string looks like?
> this was the first google hit on RCurl,
> and just skimming it it does seem to have quite a bit of html scraping stuff
> ( not that you probably care but data "acquistion" has come up here before).
> Generally for confirmation, I don't know if Rcurl lets you get as well as set UA,
> I just point the request to a local echo socket ( this can be done in any lanaguage,
> I think I happen to have one in perl) and have all the headers print in a different
> cygwin window.
>> Thanks in advance,
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