WWW::Sucksub::Vostfree - automated access to


Version 0.05


SuckSub::Vostfree is a web robot based on the WWW::Mechanize Module This module search and collect distant result on the web database. Subtitles Files urls and associated titles are stored in a dbm file. Distant and local subtitles search are possible. you can use local database thru simple html generated report.

        use WWW::Sucksub::Vostfree;
        my $foo = WWW::Sucksub::Vostfree->new(
                                        dbfile=> '/where/your/DBM/file is.db',
                                        html =>'/where/your/html/report/is.html',
                                        motif=> 'the word(s) you search',
                                        debug=> 1, 
                                        logout => '/where/your/debug/info/are/written.log',
                                        );                                                      );
        $foo->search();         # collect all link corresponding to the $foo->motif()   
        $foo->motif('x');       # modify the search criteria 
        $foo->searchdbm();      # launch a search on the local database 

Html report should be generated at the end of search() and searchdbm().


Vostfree Constructor

The new() constructor, is associated to default values : you can modify these one as shown in the synopsis example. initial values you can modify are these :

        my $foo = WWW::Sucksub::Vostfree->new(
                html=> "$ENV{HOME}"."/extratitle_report.html",
                dbfile => "$ENV{HOME}"."/extratitle_db.db",
                motif=> undef,
                tmpfile_vost = > "$ENV{HOME}"."/.vostfree_tmp.html",
                debug=> 0, 
                logout => \*STDOUT                                              
                useragent=> "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007"

new() constructor attributes and associated methods

Few attributes can be set thru new() attributes. All attributes can be modified by corresponding methods:

        $foo->useragent() # get the useragent attribute value
        $foo->useragent('tructruc') # set the useragent attribute value to 'tructruc'


arg must be a file, this default value can be modified by calling the


modify the default value positionned by the new constructor.


return the actual value of the cookies file path.


arg should be a valid useragent. There's no reason to change this default value.


return the value of the current useragent.

tmpfile_vost() needs to write temporary file. the tmpfile_vost() method allows you to change path of this temporary file :

                                                        tmp_vostfile => '/where/tmp/file/is/written.html',

To retrieve temporary file path :

        my $tmp=$foo->tmpfile_vost();

To change temporary file path:



you should here give a real value to this function : if $foo->motif stays undef, the package execution will be aborted


allows to precise that you're searching a word that contains 'xxx'


return the current value of the string you search.


WWW-Sucksub-Vostfree can produce a lot of interresting informations The default value is "0" : that means that any debug informations will be written on the output ( see the logout() method too.)

        $foo->debug(0) # stop the product of debbugging informations
        $foo->debug(1) # debug info will be written to the log file ( see logout() method)


if you want some debug informations, you should set the debug attribute to 1 See debug() method. logout() method is associated to the debug() attribute value. It indicates path where debug info will be written. Default value is :

                                                        logout => \*STDOUT, 

output and optional debugging info will be produced ont STDOUT or any other descriptor if you give filename as arg, by example :

                                                logout => '/where/my/log/is/written.txt', 


define dbm file for store and retrieving extracted informations you must provide a full path to the db file to store results. the search() method can not be used without defined dbm file.


The file will should be readable/writable.


Define simple html output where to write search report. you must provide au full path to the html file if you want to get an html output.

        $foo->html('/where/the html/report/is/written.html')

If $foo->html() is defined. you can get the value of this attribute like this :

        my $html_page = $foo->html()

html file will be used for report with search and searchdbm() methods.


these functions use the precedent attributes value.


this function takes no argument. it alows to launch a local dbm search.

        $foo-> search()

the dbm file is read to give you every couple (title,link) which corresponds to the motif() pattern.


this function takes no argument. it alows to initiate the distant search on the web site the local dbm file is automatically written. Results are accumulated to the dbm file you defined. a search pattern must be define thru motif() method before launching search.


return a hash of every couple ( title, absolute http link of subtitle file ) the search or update method returned.

        my %hash=$foo->get_all_result()



Timothée foucart, <>


Please report any bugs or feature requests to, or through the web interface at I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.



Copyright 2005 Timothée foucart, all rights reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

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