elza(1) script language for automating HTTP requests


elza [scriptfile]


The elza is a scripting language aimed at automating requests on web pages.

Scripts written in elza are capable of mimicking browser behavior almost perfectly, making it extremely difficult for remote servers to distinguish their activity from the activity generated by ordinary users and browsers. This gives those scripts the opportunity to act upon servers that will not respond to requests generated using netcat, gammaprog, rebol, or similar tool.

This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.


The name and location of your script to be executed by elza.

Variables are specified either in the .elz script, or in elza.def


This manual page was written by Stijn de Bekker [email protected] for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license can be found under /usr/share/common-licenses/FDL.


Default values for various elza variables.