I need a small perl script that will sit on my dos machine that can do an HTTP_GET.

I need it to be able to resolve the following style of URL and return to the screen what it found.  Short sweet and simple..


Please and thanks..
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use LWP::Simple;
$rc = getprint('http://user:pass@');
die status_message($rc) unless is_success($rc);
PalamedesAuthor Commented:
What?! You couldn't make it any simpler?!!!  =p hehe

Okay.. gonna try that...
PalamedesAuthor Commented:
Okay that doesn't work as LWP::Simple doesn't support HTTPS.

*sigh*  Any other ideas?

HTTPS is not so short sweet and simple, you probably need to
use Net::SSL; #or IO::Socket::SSL
Use the Net::SSLeay mod. It provides the same functions (get for example) for SSL pages as LWP has for standard web pages. Here is the CPAN link to that mod; 

The command would be;

use Net::SSLeay, qw(get_https);
($page) = get_https('http://user:pass@', 443, '/');

Still pretty short and sweet!

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