[Chicago-talk] Downloading a file via WWW::Mechanize
me at heyjay.com
Sat Oct 2 08:23:29 CDT 2004
Jay Strauss wrote:
> Leland Johnson wrote:
>> perldoc WWW::Mechanize | grep -A 10 -B 10 "file"
>> I can't seem to get `grep -C 10 "tofind" to work in osx. Any
>> On Sat, 02 Oct 2004 00:02:02 -0500, Jay Strauss <me at heyjay.com> wrote:
>>>> I just don't see how to do it in my instance, I can't use $mech->get
>>>> because its not a uri, its a form I need to fill out, then push the
>>>> download button, after which I download a form.
> Leland, thanks for the response. But, for me it's not a question of
> not reading the docs (as Andy assumes). From the docs I don't see how
> to do what I want.
> The docs lead me to believe:
> $mech->get( $url, ":content_file"=>$tempfile );
> Requires a URL to follow. In my case I don't have that. I have a
> form that needs filling and a submit button.
PS I've already tried:
my $url = "http://www.cboe.com/DelayedQuote/QuoteTableDownload.aspx";
my $mech = WWW::Mechanize->new();
$mech->get( $url );
$mech->get( $url, ":content_file"=>'dummy');
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