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use strict; use LWP::UserAgent; my $VERSION = 1.0; my %pages = ( 'Firewall 1' => 'http://www1.fatbrain.com/asp/bookinfo +/bookinfo.asp?theisbn=007134229x', 'Bay Network Router Configuration' => 'http://www1.fat +brain.com/asp/bookinfo/bookinfo.asp?theisbn=0070284857', 'Mastering Algorthims with Perl' => 'http://www1.fatbr +ain.com/asp/bookinfo/bookinfo.asp?theisbn=1565923987', ); foreach (keys %pages) { my $ua = new LWP::UserAgent; my $req = new HTTP::Request GET => $pages{$_}; my $string = $ua->request($req)->as_string; if ($string =~ m/Not yet published/g) { print "$_ is not out yet.\n"; } else { print "$_ has been published."; } } =head1 NAME fatbrain - This script takes a list of books and looks to see if they +are considered published on fatbrain. =head1 DESCRIPTION I am always waiting for books to be published and I am sick of doing a +ll the work in looking them up. I created this script to check if the books I am looking for are publi +shed. =head1 README =head1 PREREQUISITES This script has a few requirements. You will need LWP and you will ne +ed to look up the book the first time yourself. Once you have the url cut and paste it into the value field + in %pages and put in a description in the key of the hash. =head1 COREQUISITES None =pod SCRIPT CATEGORIES Web =cut

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