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Open .txt file on remote domain

by ced4dad (Initiate)
on Oct 27, 2012 at 23:16 UTC ( #1001236=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
ced4dad has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Gentlemen: I would like to host a data .txt file in the HTML area of my domain that contains ONLY a version number or designator in a string. I would like for users of some of my scripts to be able to open that file, read only, within the script, to see if there is a newer version available. While it is a normal thing to open such a data file locally on the domain running the script, is there a way to cross domains to open a file for this purpose?

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Re: Open .txt file on remote domain
by choroba (Chancellor) on Oct 27, 2012 at 23:34 UTC
    See LWP::Simple.
    use LWP::Simple; my $content = get("");
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      Thank you very much for the help. Seemed to work fine with very little overhead.

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