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How do I retrieve .htpasswd protected html documents?

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Contributed by Anonymous Monk on Oct 12, 2000 at 20:40 UTC
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I would like to retrieve html documents from an .htaccess/.htpasswd protected directory. Can I do this with perl?

Answer: How do I retrieve .htpasswd protected html documents?
contributed by KM

Yes, you sure can. Use LWP::UserAgent:

use LWP::UserAgent; my $ua = new LWP::UserAgent; my $req = new HTTP::Request 'GET', 'http://www.you.com/dir'; $req->authorization_basic('userid', 'password'); my $result = $ua->request($req)->as_string;

Read the POD for the module, as well as lwp-cook for other options/uses.

Cheers,
KM

Answer: How do I retrieve .htpasswd protected html documents?
contributed by tilly

Look at Put name and password in URLs. That trick should work with custom Perl scripts, utilities like lwp-request, and even programs in other languages. (I use it to visit ftp sites with a browser.)

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