What is the easiest way to download the contents of a URL with Perl?
Question: What is the easiest way to download the contents of a URL with Perl?
The easiest way I know to download the contents of a URL (i.e., "http://...") with Perl is to use the libwww-perl library, LWP.pm.
Once you have that module installed, the easiest code is this:
#!/usr/bin/perl use LWP::Simple; $url = get 'http://www.DevDaily.com/';
At this point the variable
$url contains the contents of the URL you specified. From here you can print the URL, or otherwise manipulate it in your program.
For many other options, see the LWP.pm module and lwpcook.pod documentation.
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