Jeroen van Ingen wrote in post #1031839:
Mechanize looks good, I'll definitely give it a try.

Where I'm basically searching for is a gem or library that can store a
session / cookie, so Rails can login on a website in the background.

Anyone who know if there are other options besides mechanize?
Hi Jeroen:

It seems you're talking about two separate things:
(a) a mechanism to log in and scrape pages
(b) a mechanism to run a task in the background

For (a) I use Mechanize for logging in and page scraping -- that's what
it's designed for. For (b), I use DelayedJob. I've had no problem
running a Mechanize task in the background using DelayedJob.

- ff

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