SPUG: downloading from web pages

DeRykus, Charles E charles.e.derykus at boeing.com
Mon Nov 24 17:56:06 PST 2008

LWP::Simple may be useful... eg,

perl -MLWP::Simple -e 'getprint "http://foo.bar?x=input1&y=input2"

Or others in the LWP suite for more functionality such as

Charles DeRykus

-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Howard [mailto:choward at indicium.us] 
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 5:30 PM
To: Seattle Perl Users Group
Subject: SPUG: downloading from web pages

Hi.  Boss gave me a very simple task, but it's not something I've had to
do before.

Basically there is this scripted page on the Internet, where the visitor
enters some date-time conditions, and the page spits back out a list of
links to scientific datafiles that have been automatically generated on
the server.  All the data-time information is passed to the script as
simple GET data.

So I need to make a simple script that accesses the page (using the
correct GET data) and downloads all files listed on the page which match
a certain pattern.  Kindergarten stuff for you guys I'm sure.  Could
someone point me in the direction of a helpful module for the
accessing/downloading part?

Christopher Howard
choward at indicium.us
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