perl: useragent - need to remove all headers from GET

Posted on 2004-04-28
Last Modified: 2008-03-06
I need to get only the content of the file I'm getting, I don't want any headers.

Example, although this doesn't seem to work:

$ua = LWP::UserAgent->new;
$request = HTTP::Request->new('GET',$url);
$request->authorization_basic($username_server, $password_server);
$data = $response->content()->as_string;

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thank you very much.

Best regards,

Question by:dr34m3rs
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Assisted Solution

pillaib earned 83 total points
ID: 10937192
Hi Friend,

I got something from Google...

Try this,

Good Luck,
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Accepted Solution

kandura earned 84 total points
ID: 10937371
$data = $response->content;
should give you only the body of the response, not the headers.

Maybe you should check whether the request was successful:

# check the outcome
  if ($response->is_success) {
     print $response->content;
  else {
     print "Error: " . $response->status_line . "\n";

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Assisted Solution

jmcg earned 83 total points
ID: 10939464
It looks like you left out the line that actually performs the GET request and puts the result in $response.

my $response = $ua->request( $request);


Author Comment

ID: 10942156
Hey thank you for your responses. I went another way and went through the POST method. That worked great. But for the future all your answers helped, so I am going to split the points.

Thank you everyone :)


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