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Requests to perlmonks can be made faster by asking for very small nodes. It's not necessary to use node 109 for login or homenode for /msg (or lastnode_id at all). If a node isn't supplied The Monastery Gates comes back (ouch). The smallest nodes at perlmonks are some empty XML nodes but I usually use the tiny XML xp nodelet at node_id=16046 since it'll probably be there in the future.
If you have a saved cookie file login can be skipped, but either needs to use ignore_discard on the cookies:
or set an expires param in the login query:$co=new HTTP::Cookies(file=>'./cookie',autosave=>1,ignore_discard=>1);
Also, the size limit on /msg is 255 bytes, so $message needs to be counted and truncated before the print to reflect overflow.$url->query_form( op => "login", node_id => "16046", expires=> "+10y" user => $pm_user, passwd => $pm_password );