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Answer: How do I get started (reading data from a socket)

by marcos (Scribe)
on May 02, 2000 at 15:03 UTC ( #9921=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > network programming > How do I get started (reading data from a socket) - Answer contributed by marcos

I use the <> operator to read data from a socket:
use strict; use IO::Socket; my $host = 'myhost.mysite.org'; my $port = 7530; my $sock = new IO::Socket::INET(PeerAddr => $host, PeerPort => $port, Proto => 'tcp'); die "cannot open socket" unless ($sock); #send a command to the server my $cmd = "MYGET\n"; print $sock $cmd; # print server response while (<$sock>) { print; } close $sock;

marcos

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