IO::All::LWP - Extends IO::All to HTTP URLs
$content < io('http://example.org'); # GET webpage into scalar
io('http://example.org') > io('index.html'); # GET to file
"hello\n" > io('http://example.org/index.html'); # PUT webpage
# two ways of getting a page with a password:
$content < io('http://me:firstname.lastname@example.org');
$content < io('http://example.org')->user('me')->password('secret');
This module extends IO::All for dealing with HTTP URLs. Note that you don't need to use it explicitly, as it is autoloaded by IO::All whenever it sees something that looks like an HTTP URL.
The SYNOPSIS shows some simple typical examples, but there are many other interesting combinations with other IO::All features! For example, you can get an HTTP URL and write the content to a socket, or to an FTP URL, of to a DBM file.
This is a subclass of IO::All::LWP. The only new method is http, which can be used to create a blank IO::All::HTTP object; or it can also take an HTTP URL as a parameter. Note that in most cases it is simpler just to call io('http://example.com'), which calls the http method automatically.
The same operators from IO::All may be used. < GETs an HTTP URL; > PUTs to an HTTP URL.
IO::All, IO::All::LWP, LWP.
Ivan Tubert-Brohman <email@example.com> and Brian Ingerson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Copyright (c) 2007. Ivan Tubert-Brohman and Brian Ingerson. All rights reserved.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
To install IO::All::LWP, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.