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Consider using LWP::Simple::mirror for your specific task. There's a good example of its use in the article about LWP::Simple on the 22nd day of the 2003 Perl Advent Calendar.

Here's my own example:

#!C:/Perl/bin/perl.exe use strict; use warnings; use LWP::Simple qw( mirror is_error RC_NOT_MODIFIED ); my $url = ''; my $file = $url; $file =~ s{.*/}{}; my $status = mirror($url, $file); if (is_error($status)) { die "Can't get text file at URL $url\n"; } if ($status == RC_NOT_MODIFIED) { warn "File $file not modified\n"; } # Do something with freshened file named pocket.txt... exit 0;
See 14.13 Content-Length and 14.25 If-Modified-Since for the gory details of what's going on under the hood.



In reply to Re: Perl on Windows XP needs to grab internet txt file. by Jim
in thread Perl on Windows XP needs to grab internet txt file. by kansaschuck

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