http://www.perlmonks.org?node_id=131535


in reply to Who needs files? Net::FTP::Scalar (code)

Definitely a big ++, I have always wanted this functionality.
Thank you very much. This is quite nice and solves a problem I've run into many times.

I think it would be great to have yet another interface for simple transfers that is similar to LWP::Simple.
Maybe something like:

use Net::FTP::Simple qw(get); my($file) = get("ftp://user:password@ftp.somewhere.com/pub/somefile.tx +t");

What do you think?

Staunch