When I first discovered the
LWP library, I decided that
the best way to understand it was to build a web page grabbing utility.
Like many other programmers, I ignored the script that comes with
LWP and built one myself. I really expected to use this
script a few times to get the hang of the library and then throw it
As it turned out, I kept finding different uses for this little
tool and kept it around. Before long, I found a problem I couldn't
quite solve with
httpGrab.pl, so I enhanced the
script. A few years after the original version, I'm still enhancing
The end result is a pretty powerful HTTP request tool. The script is available for download. The script contains initial POD documentation, which is also available in HTML format. I hope you find it to be a useful tool.