URL::Grab is a perl module that drastically simplifies the fetching of files.
It is designed to be used in programs that need common (but not necessarily
simple) url-fetching features. It is extremely simple to drop into an
existing program and provides a clean interface to protocol-independant
file-access. Best of all, URL::Grab takes care of all those pesky
file-fetching details, and lets you focus on whatever it is that your program
is written to do!

URL::Grab came into existence as the part of Config::YUM that downloads remote
yum-configs and header files, but it quickly became clear that this is a
general problem that many applications must deal with. 

Yes, URL::Grab has been heavily inspired by the famous Python urlgrabber. :-)


To install this module type the following:

   perl Makefile.PL
   make test
   make install


This module requires these other modules and libraries:

  require Carp;
  require LWP::UserAgent;


Copyright (C) 2006-2008 by Oliver Falk <oliver@linux-kernel.at>

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.0 or,
at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.