So we've redone our website. Now I want to make sure all the redirects are going to the correct place. What I want to do is request the old URL and see if the server gives a 301 code with the correct new url.
I found Is it possible to get the redirected URL?, but that didn't seem to have the answer.
my $url = "oldurl";
my $ua = LWP::UserAgent->new;
my $req = HTTP::Request->new(GET => $url);
my $res = $ua->request($req);
Now running the above code, it seems to realize the oldurl is redirected and pulls the new url and then gives me a 200 OK for the status line. I need to figure out how to get the 301 status from the url I gave it and not the new url it seems to pull from. Can someone help me?
Thanks in advance.
Brief Update: I know the url in question is being redirected b/c of this:
[xorl@xorlsbox ~/tools]$telnet ourdomainname 80
Connected to ourdomainanme (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx).
Escape character is '^]'.
GET /olddir HTTP/1.1
HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 17:18:45 GMT
Server: Apache/2.0.52 (Red Hat)
Set-Cookie: PHPSESSID=c100bc24fda84639acb995ae36a4f8c4; path=/
Expires: Thu, 19 Nov 1981 08:52:00 GMT
Cache-Control: no-store, no-cache, must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-
Set-Cookie: PHPSESSID=17c937ef60bcd4d587ba9f662384292e; path=/
Set-Cookie: PHPSESSID=66db955db7d2e6987d235d8327b0abee; path=/
Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8
Connection closed by foreign host.
Update 2: Trying WWW::Mechanize
now. Will post results.
Update 3: WWW::Mechanize
worked although the redirect_ok solution did not. Here's the relevant code:
my $mech = WWW::Mechanize->new();
print $mech->response->code . " " . $mech->response->header("Locatio