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Re: Perl on Windows XP needs to grab internet txt file.

by grinder (Bishop)
on Feb 01, 2008 at 17:06 UTC ( #665607=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl on Windows XP needs to grab internet txt file.

LWP::Simple is about the easiest way, although you forego fine-grained error checking. The basic recipe goes like this:

use strict; use warnings; use LWP::Simple; my $local = time . ".txt"; my $url = ""; my $page = get($url) or die "failed!\n"; open my $out, '>', $local or die "Cannot open $local for output: $!\n" +; print $out $page; close $out;

You can then wrap that up in a cmd file:

@echo off c: cd \path\to\program\dir perl

And run that as a scheduled task. Make sure the scheduled task service is enabled and running. You might want to think of a better name for your local file.

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