I popped in and edited it for you ... hope you don't mind.
Normally i would wait for a consideration and a good number
of 'edit' votes ... but in this case i saw no harm.
Regarding your question ... LWP::Simple is indeed simple to
use (i searched for 'redirect' in the POD and found no
match), so simple that what you want may indeed not be
there. In the past, i used LWP and Co. for serious web
bots ... these days i just WWW::Mechanize (check
out WWW::Mechanize::Shell as well). They make
writting web bots fun again. ;)
Thanks for the edit!
WWW::Mechanize sounds familiar. I'm barely a Perl programmer, and I'm almost done with a complex perl script that I'd rather not re-work, but I'll read up on Mechanize.
I'm wondering... since LWP::SIMPLE can get the page that has the redirect code in it, maybe I should write a redirect routine myself... on the other hand I'd like to adjust the timeout, which I don't think LWP::Simple allows.