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cormanaz has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Good day fellow monks. I am having trouble with what I thought would be a simple task, getting a web image and saving it to a file using LWP. My first attempt:
use feature ':5.10'; use LWP::UserAgent; my $ua = LWP::UserAgent->new; my $response = $ua->get('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ENIAC-chan +ging_a_tube.jpg'); if ($response->is_success) { my $content = $response->decoded_content; open(OUT,">c:/temp/test.jpg") or die "Can't open output: $!"; binmode OUT; print OUT $content; close OUT; } else { say "Fail" }
resulted in a successful get and a file written with "wide character" warning, but the file was not renderable.

So then I tried another method that I thought was designed for this very task:

use LWP::Simple; my $success = getstore('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ENIAC-chang +ing_a_tube.jpg','c:\temp\test.jpg'); say $success;
It gave a completion code of 200, no wide char warning, but also an unrenderable file.

I would prefer to use LWP:UserAgent for this rather then LWP::Simple since I want to get the images in the context of some other web retrieval. What am I doing wrong?