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Answer: How can my script retrieve the contents of an existing webpage?

by furtive (Initiate)
on Sep 02, 2001 at 20:42 UTC ( #109748=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > HTTP and FTP clients > How can my script retrieve the contents of an existing webpage? - Answer contributed by furtive

In reference to vroom's code above, the correct syntax should be:

$webpage=system("lynx -source http://blah.com");

This is necessary since it is the shell that runs Lynx. Otherwise, $webpage would literaly be lynx -source http://blah.com"

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