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Perl Mechanize, how to submit a form with a file (image)?

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rickdca asked on
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I can't seem to find a good example of how to do this properly, the ones I have found aren't working for me.. I am trying to submit a form using perl mechanize, where the form has an image file, the form is as below, its actually a way I am trying to access this API for a website from which I have an account and using POST seems to be the easiest way to use their API:

 
<HTML>
<BODY>

<form 
 method="post" 
 name="image_upload"
 action="http://example-website.com" 
 enctype="multipart/form-data">
 <input type="hidden" name="field1"  value="">
 <input type="text"   name="username"  value="">
 <input type="text"   name="password"  value="">
 <input type="file"   name="pict">
 <input type="text"   name="field2"   value="0">
 <input type="text"   name="field3" value="0">
 <input type="submit" value="Send">
</form>

</BODY>
</HTML>

I have tried this, but its not uploading the image file, it seems.. any advice is appreciated. (I left out parts of the script for simplicity, but I am able to submit other forms using this method, just not ones that require a file upload)


 
$mech->form_name('image_upload');

$mech->set_fields( field1 => '',
username => $username,
password => $password,
pict => '/home/user1/Desktop/pic.jpg',
field2 => '0',
field3 => '0'
);

#### submit form
$mech->submit();
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