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[SOLVED] How to get text from site?

by milovidov (Novice)
on Feb 12, 2013 at 01:01 UTC ( #1018272=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
milovidov has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hello all!

Is exist way for getting text from any site? It means that need text from site as can see him visitor of site.

Thanks for your attention!


I found solution simular that offered by grondilu, but with Lynx browser, instead elinks. Because Lynx is a cross-platform solution

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Re: How to get text from site?
by trizen (Hermit) on Feb 12, 2013 at 01:54 UTC
    HTML::Strip may be helpful.
    use strict; use warnings; use encoding qw(UTF-8); use HTML::Strip qw(); use LWP::Simple qw(get); my $url = ''; my $hs = HTML::Strip->new(); my $clean_text = $hs->parse(get($url)); print $clean_text;
Re: How to get text from site?
by grondilu (Friar) on Feb 12, 2013 at 12:25 UTC

    If you want the text to be at least roughly formatted, you can use the '-dump' option of a text-only browser:

    print qx{elinks -dump};

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