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Have a perl script log in and retrieve some data


I have to automate a process where a user logs in to a site and then retrieves some news. I want to use "wget" to download the news file, but I can't seem to get it to login (the login form issues a POST request, and the processing script does not accept the data passed as a GET request).


I would avoid using 'wget' and instead opt for the LWP suite of modules. They should make retrieving a remote file simple (at least over http). Take a look at the documentation and examples; it is very straight forward.

LWP is available from CPAN:

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