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Yet Another Scratchpad Downloader

by pfaut (Priest)
on Apr 26, 2003 at 15:42 UTC ( #253374=snippet: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Description:

This little program grabs a user's homenode using the XML displaytype, extracts the scratchpad contents, and displays it on STDOUT. The user's name is taken from the command line. Redirection can be used to save to a file.

Other similar programs I found with super search:

Uses URI, LWP::Simple, and XML::Simple.

#!/usr/bin/perl -w
#
# getpad.pl
# author: [pfaut]
# download code from a perlmonks user's scratchpad
#
# Usage: perl getpad.pl username
#
# extracts the scratchpad contents from the xml representation of
# the user's homenode and writes it to STDOUT
#

use strict;
use URI;
use LWP::Simple;
use XML::Simple;

my $user = shift;
if (!$user) {
    print "Usage: $0 <username>\n";
    exit;
}
my $uri = URI->new("http://www.perlmonks.org/index.pl");
$uri->query_form(node=>$user,type=>"user",displaytype=>"xml");
my $xml = get($uri)
    or die "Unable to access page";
my $parsed = XMLin($xml);
die "$user is not a user\n"
    unless $parsed->{type}{content} =~ /\buser\b/;
my $pad = $parsed;
for (qw(data field scratchpad content)) {
    die "${user}'s scratchpad unavailable\n"
    unless exists $pad->{$_};
    $pad = $pad->{$_};
}
$pad =~ s/^\r?\n//;
print $pad;
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