essentially a requisite of utilizing the computer algebra software I am proficient in to perform analysis on data I collect in other programs is that said data is collected in a text or csv file format.

So naturally this is no issue for anything command line based, for example I collect data on one of my machine's DNS cache simply via a .bat file that pipes the output of a command in cmd.exe to a .txt, opens my CAS program, which loads a database and reads that .txt file, then adds it's data to the data already collected, and updates the statistics I have specified.

However I have always wanted to do this for the output of the Developer Tools interface for any browser, is this possible?

I am becoming familiar with a Linux OS and would appreciate suggestions for any operating system.

After finding this question here a last resort is to use SendKeys in cmd.exe, ie one solution is to direct SendKeys commands to the browser that will select all the text within the DevTools console and copy it, then use SendKeys again directed to notepad.exe to save the log. Which raises a new question, how to reference the browser window in those hypothetical SendKey commands.

  • Welcome. The scope of this site is using web applications. Ref. help center. Few minutes ago I voted to migrate it to Stack Overflow, in the meantime I suggest you to add a brief description of you search/research efforts. – Rubén Nov 5 '19 at 14:51
  • Ok thanks I was having trouble selecting the right community here and thought either here or software recommendations. So you want me to wipe this question and repost in Overflow with additional details is that correct? – Adam Nov 5 '19 at 15:27
  • I thought that SO could be a good place because it's about "developer tools" but now I not sure as it's not clear if this is something related to programming. I suggest you to search for similar questions by using the search engine in Stack Exchange. – Rubén Nov 5 '19 at 15:33
  • ok yeah sorry I'm backward that way typing keywords into a search engine is for some reason the very least likely tactic my brain will think of – Adam Nov 5 '19 at 15:40
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    Then edit the question to add your progress (whenever you think that it will be helpful) :) – Rubén Nov 5 '19 at 16:58

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