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I have a Gmail API running in a docker container on raspberry pi. I only access the pi through an SSH session via terminal. It needs to authenticate me as a user. This requires that I go to a webpage and login the first time. How do I open this authenticating session through CLI in a docker container?

All help is appreciated.

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Assuming you have configured your docker container to share the port. You can use lynx (a text only browser). It can be installed with the following:

sudo apt install lynx

You can then open a web page with:

lynx google.com

There are a number of alternatives to lynx including:

  • w3m
  • links2
  • elinks

There are several other methods of doing this:

  • using a headless browser,
  • programmatically (using curl, or expect)

but overall the text-based browser is likely to be the easiest.

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