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Re: How to make a time-out with LWP::Simple

by Wonko the sane (Deacon)
on Mar 25, 2004 at 19:11 UTC ( #339840=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How to make a time-out with LWP::Simple

Hello,

I am not sure how you could catch a timeout set in UserAgent, but wrapping your call in an eval, with an alarm, would
probably fit your needs.

$SIG{ALRM} = sub { die q{timeout} }; URL: foreach my $url ( @urls ) { alarm( 2 ); # amount of time allowed for call. eval { my $page = get( $url ); # LWP::Simple call }; if ( $@ =~ /^timeout/ ) { print qq{Skipping this one, timed out.\n}; next URL; } # Do something with successful call. }

Wonko

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