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Can anyone provide a short example (or link to one) demonstrating how (if possible) to submit form data to a Perl script at a url using Perl?

The purpose is to automate testing. The remote script requires basic authentication. Other then that the form data is basic.

Thanks in Advance.


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Those links don't help because they don't describe doing form submission in combination with basic auth.  Here's an example:

use LWP::UserAgent;
use strict;

my $server = 'www.domain.com:80';
my $realm = 'example realm';
my $username= 'user';
my $password = 'pass';

my $ua = LWP::UserAgent->new;
$ua->credentials($server, $realm, $username => $password);
my $response = $ua->post('http://www.domain.com/form.cgi',
	{
		'param1' => 'value1',
		'param2' => 'value2',
		'submit' => 'submit',
	}
);
if ($response->is_success) {
	print $response->content . "\n";
} else {
	die($response->status_line);
}

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Just modify the variables to match your form and auth setup, but be sure not to drop the port or add http:// in the $server variable, or auth will fail.
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Excellent. Thank you. Sorry I took so long getting back to you.
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