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Re^3: wget - getting status code?

by Krambambuli (Curate)
on May 21, 2009 at 16:51 UTC ( #765502=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: wget - getting status code?
in thread wget - getting status code?

Just for accuracy - I think your solution is not the real answer to the question you've asked initially.

Probably irrelevant here, but you said you'd want to check if the image exists _before_ downloading it. In your code, you download it and _then_ check if it exists.

If downloading is the single option, you're code is OK. But if you'd want to avoid say images bigger then 2 GiB, you're code would waste bandwide, downloading the images and then disposing them.

To actually just check for the existence of an image, you'll want to use $ua->head($image) instead of $ua->get($image).

Just in case that could matter.


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[james28909]: cant seem to make it look in linux module path for
[james28909]: no matter how i prepare the paths. oh well. looks like ill just have to start wsl perl from scratch
[Corion]: james28909: You can get a list of all modules on your Windows Perl via the autobundle command in the cpan shell. But that likely lists many more modules than you actually want. I recommend a clear separation and installing modules on ...
[Corion]: ... both Perls separately. I use cpanfiles or Makefile.PL for that - listing all modules for an application there allows me to install them via cpanm . or cpan . automatically without any further interaction

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