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Will LWP retrieve graphics?

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I have a script to retrieve text from a web page. Can I get graphics also?

Thanks!!

Betsy
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use LWP::Simple;
print status_message(getstore('http://www.experts-exchange.com/images/eelogoleft.gif','eelogoleft.gif'));
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by:garfld
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Sorry, i wasn't able to generalize from your answer. I'll increase points to 100. Here are my scripts, which gets data from the top story on CNN. First a quick html form script, then the perl:

<!doctype html public "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<html>
<head>
<title>Quotes</title>
</head>
<body background=bkgrnd_tile.gif bgcolor=white leftmargin="50" topmargin="50" marginwidth="50" marginheight="50">
<p>
<div align="center"><h1>get gif!</h1></div>
<div align="center">
<form method="POST" action="http://localhost/cgi-bin/getgif.pl">
<input type="submit" value="  get gif  ">
</form>
</div>
</body>
</html>


use LWP::Simple;
use Text::Wrap;

#print status_message(getstory('http://www.experts-exchange.com/images/eelogoleft.gif','eelogoleft.gif'));

#$news = get ('http://www.cnn.com', 'http://www.cnn.com/2000/US/04/16/dc.protests.02/top.police.force.ap.jpg');

$news = get ("http://www.cnn.com");
$news =~ s/^.*<H3><A href=//s ;  
$news =~ s/FULL STORY.*$//s;
$news =~ s/<[^>]+>//g;
$news =~ s/^.*>//s;

print wrap('', '', $news );


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by:ozo
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If that's supposed to be a CGI program, you probably want to print CGI headers.
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by:garfld
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Here's the points, Ozo. I found the gif on my directory while I was looking for something else. So I "got" the gif but I didn't see it on a web page.

I'll give you 100 points for fixing my script, the one shown above, so that the web page comes back with text and graphics.

I tried adding a cgi object but must not have done it right.

Thanks!!

Betsy
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