Contributed by agent00013
on Jun 22, 2001 at 19:50 UTC
> HTTP and FTP clients
$link = "http://www.something.com/picture.gif";
$link2 = "http://www.something.com/index.html";
$link3 = "http://www.something.com/something/script";
$link4 = "http://www.something.com/directory";
Given these fourlinks, how can I make my script recognize that one is an , one is HTML, one is a script, and one is a directory?
I don't want to use any regex for this (as I've already got some that work, but I'm looking for a simpler approach and
it has difficulty working with the third and forth links. note:
I don't control these links, only the script).
I know using LWP::Simple and it's head() function I can determine things like file size, etc. What module/function can I use to determine file type? (example: http/text - or whatever format is used)
|Answer: How do I determine file type based on web page response?|
contributed by chromatic
From the LWP::Simple manpage description of get():
You will not be able to examine the response code or response headers (like 'Content-Type') when you are accessing the web using this function. If you need that information you should use the full OO interface (see the LWP::UserAgent manpage).
Using LWP::UserAgent, you'll get back something that implements HTTP::Headers, so you can just call its content_type() method.
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