I want to do some interaction with a web site from a batch job. It will need to be able to navigate to a page, maintain a session, and copy a page of data.
I have done this kind of thing with Unix-based servers using a CGI interface. I've also done it with Windows-based PCs. The advantage for mainframe in this instance would be the ability to run a scheduled job in a scheduler to which I already have access.
So...is there a text-based "browser" buried in the IBM IP services?
I just found that we have an IBM HTTP Server running.
Is the cURL thing for Unix on the mainframe? I only have the "old fashioned" mainframe available. (From the description:It is a command-line UNIX application, and runs in the z/OS UNIX System Services environment.)