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how do i download a file and save it locally

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Contributed by ip9 on May 24, 2001 at 15:57 UTC
Q&A  > HTTP and FTP clients


Description:

I have used the LWP library to download HTML files for parsing, but at the end of the program i wish to be able to download a file (extraced from the html file i parsed) and save it to a local file

i am currently using wget to do this, can i do it from within my program to make things neater?

p.s. i know what the url and local file will be - just need to somehow place the downloaed file on the local disk

Answer: how do i download a file and save it locally
contributed by zigster

Yes you can do this look a LWP::Simple Specifically the getstore method

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