Reading a file on another server
Posted on 2000-03-04
I want to read a file on any server and do something with the text it contains. I know there are a similar question available by searching (Q.10256678) but the source code provided there wont work for me. It fails on the line "use LWP::Simple;", giving me no specific error message, just a notification that the server cant execute the file. If anyone knows how this can be fixed or knows another way to do the thing I want to do, please let me know.
I know that this can be done by using sockets, but I dont know exactly how to do it. Could anyone provide some source code on how to open a socket to an URL and putting that URL's data in a variable $data, or at least tell me how to do it?